Carver: Massive solar field proposal generates massive controversy

Concerns from Carver residents over a proposal to build a solar energy field are sending town officials and project supporters trying to find answers.

People living in a subdivision near the Middleboro town line that abuts the proposed seven acre field have issues with the proximity of the three megawatt installation.

They’re concerned about noise, hazardous materials, electromagnetic fields, and the view.

The site was originally planned for a cranberry bog, but because cranberry prices have remained low, developers switched to solar farming thinking it would be a better opportunity, and allow them to take advantage of federal tax incentives for renewable energy.

Carver officials say all of the concerns expressed at a recent public hearing will be addressed at the next hearing, November 1st.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.