Boralex solar energy farm eyes 2024 groundbreaking in Fort Edward | Local

The proposed project site sits near the Argyle border near a National Grid transmission line, which is a major reason why the project is being developed in the area.

Stachiw said the company is aiming to construct a multi-use solar farm, which will allow the land to continue to be used for agricultural purposes, such as grazing and growing certain crops.

The solar panels will also sit on a rotating axis that pivots as the sun moves in order to maximize exposure. The project will generate enough energy to power between 20,000 and 25,000 homes annually, Stachiw said.

The panels are expected to have a lifespan of 30 years, after which the land will be returned to the owners.

Boralex has been a major player in the clean-energy sector for decades. The company has developed hundreds of projects, including solar farms and hydroelectricity facilities, throughout the U.S., Canada and France.

The company has developed several projects throughout the state, including projects in Hudson Falls, South Glens Falls and Warrensburg.

Not only will the proposed project help generate additional income for landowners and the town, but it will help the state meet its goal of generating 70% of electricity from the clean energy sector by 2030, Stachiw said.

He added the project will also be a boost to the local economy, resulting in about 120 jobs during construction and additional jobs at the company’s South Glens Falls office.