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July 14, 2016

Maine’s largest solar farm could come to Farmington, but where?

Environmental studies are now underway in Farmington for what would be the largest operational solar farm in the state.

Aaron Svedlow, the project manager for the 50-to-80-megawatt solar farm being proposed by the Yarmouth-based energy company Ranger Solar, told the Morning Sentinel that if all goes according to plan, ground would be broken in 2018 on undeveloped land off Farmington Falls Road.

Svedlow wouldn’t confirm exactly where on Farmington Falls Road the solar farm would be, but Bussie York, the owner of Sandy River Farms, told the Sentinel that the energy company approached him over a year ago about possibly using part of his 600-acre farm for the project.

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