Solar Gone Wrong in Massachusetts: Case Studies
Large ground-mounted industrial solar projects have already destroyed over 4,000 acres of Massachusetts forests and farmland according to a recent Mass Audubon and Clark University study. Under the state’s climate plan, 158,000 of forested lands are proposed to be destroyed for more ground-mounted industrial solar. Check out our Wall of Shame for more.
Here are examples:
Carver MA As of Spring, 2022: 20 projects, 470 acres, unknown number of lithium ion battery storage systems (BESS) located throughout the Town.
Hopkinton, MA September 2022
•Wareham, MA: 19 ground-mounted industrial solar/battery projects
•Wareham, MA: Fearing Hill forest, wetlands threatened by solar
•Wendell, MA: Adopted a one-year moratorium on industrial solar and battery projects