2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2011 14:19:24 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RENEWABLES, REUSE: Former Loring Airbase (ME) considers solar brownfield
[I missed this when it first came out. - LS]

Loring officials envision solar farm on otherwise unusable brownfield

By Natalie Bazinet, Aroostook Republican and News
Bangor Daily News (ME)
January 28, 2011,
LIMESTONE, Maine - Loring Development Authority officials may have found the perfect fit for limited-use land at the Loring Commerce Centre.

The LDA board of trustees recently heard a presentation from representatives of Maine Energy Performance Solutions, a Washington, Maine-based business, about the possibility of installing a small field of solar collectors on the limited-use land, referred to as a brownfield, at the Loring Commerce Centre.

The company would use a specialized ballistic mounting system and solar panels designed to be noninvasive to the terrain, according to the presenters. The solar array would be brownfield-benign and have virtually no impact on the flow of precipitation, they said.


Representatives with Maine Energy Performance Solutions have suggested installing a 0.5-megawatt solar farm to use the otherwise unusable land, but the project isn’t as small as it may sound.

“A project like this proposed solar farm would help put the Commerce Centre on the map,” Flora said. “Even at the modest size of 0.5 megawatts, it would be the largest solar installation in the state of Maine to date.”


For the entire article, see
http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/01/28/news/loring-officials- envision-solar-farm-on-otherwise-unusable-brownfield/?ref=relatedBox


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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