by David Tyler May 25, 2021
TOWN OF MANLIUS – On June 14, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the largest solar proposal ever presented in the town of Manlius.
The project, presented by CVE North America, Inc., a solar energy company based in New York City, would be a total of 11.5 megawatts over more than 220 acres. The site lies immediately west of Fayetteville-Manlius High School and has frontage on East Seneca Turnpike and Duguid Road.
Because New York State prohibits the construction of community solar projects larger than five megawatts, the developer wants to subdivide the property into four parcels. Three would have distinct solar projects and the fourth smaller parcel has an existing cell tower on it adjacent to the high school.
The project will create enough energy to power about 2,000 homes in Manlius.
“We think this is sited really well,” said Carson Weinand of CVE. “It’s out of view on all sides.”