DIXMONT — The town of Dixmont has placed a temporary ban on commercial solar array installations.
Residents met last Tuesday to vote on a temporary solar panel array installation ban in the community.
“We are concerned about the size of them and the fact there is no guarantee that after these things are built when they get used up whether there will be money to decommission them,” said David Bright.
According to Dixmont selectman David Bright, a majority of the 27 people voted in favor of the temporary ban.
“Residents should not be concerned if they want to put panels in for their own use on their own properties, this is only for these big 200 acre, 300 acre solar farms,” said Bright.
According to Phil Dolan, a member of the Dixmont planning board, there have been a few new proposals from developers seeking permission to install solar panels in the community.
“There are the safety issues, whether these companies are going to have safety plans, the undergrowth and a number of other issues these big projects can create,” said Dolan.