The developer made changes to the plan in response to comments, including planting trees to screen the view of panels. But residents at a recent planning board meeting said those trees could end up blocking the view of the mountains.
Speakers conceded that solar energy offers a non-polluting source of electricity and is the wave of the future, but they contended the intersection of Old Kings Highway and Schoolhouse Road was the wrong location for it.
Neighbors say the solar farm would have a negative impact on the view of the mountains from a historic area. An informational meeting on the proposal was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10.
The plan calls for two megawatts of power to be generated by solar panels occupying 24 acres on Kings Highway.