Duxbury: Planning Board Recommends By-Law Limiting Solar Energy Production in Residential Zones

This week the state granted green community status to Duxbury and the planning board voted to recommend Town Meeting severely limit solar energy production. The board recommends no ground-mounted solar arrays in residential zones and limiting electricity produced to 125 percent of a household’s needs. The recommended article discourages residents profiting off the sun. The board hears frequent demands to maintain the rural character of the town. The proposed bylaw would need a two-thirds affirmative vote by Town Meeting to become law.

Duxbury Planning Board Chairman Scott Casagrande:

“In the future if the town decided they really wanted to go forward with ground mounted solar in the residential district the by-law can be amended,” said Casagrande.

By town charter, Duxbury Town Meeting convenes the second Saturday in March.


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About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.