A 2.2 megawatt solar “farm” will be built on Rte. 100, Morrisville land now being used to raise cow corn. At an estimate 2.5 acres necessary per MW of solar power, that means the Encore project will require about seven acres of farmland.
“Lawrence Brook Solar, the second project developed under a partnership formed in 2018 between VPPSA and Encore, will be sited on property owned by Morrisville resident Jeanette Davis. The new 2.2 megawatt (MW) array will generate income for Davis while allowing her to maintain ownership of the property through the duration of the 25-year lease agreement. "Encore Renewable Energy has been a true partner in helping me to secure a lease revenue that will allow me to continue to live on the land that has been in my family for 40 years. I am looking forward to welcoming my new silent solar neighbor,” said Davis. Lawrence Brook Solar is expected to produce approximately 3,410,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity in its first year, which is enough renewable energy to power approximately 450 Vermont homes.”
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