Pencil Sketch of Town Hall by Mary Ann Barr 2021

Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021

The Town of Danby in New York

Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Call the Town Court 607-277-0095
Town Court Hours Mon-Tue 8am-11am
Call the Town Clerk 607-277-4788
Town Clerk Appointments 11am–6pm Mon–Fri

United Solar Energy Supporters Webinar: Sheep Grazing in Western NY

United Solar Energy Supporters (USES) is a grassroots community of advocates who support harvesting sunshine for emissions-free electricity.

Join USES for the next webinar on February 10, 2022, 6pm – 7pm for Episode 14 of The Solar Energy Series: Large Scale Agrivoltaics; Solar Grazing on Utility Scale Solar Facilities in Western NY; Part 1: Sheep Grazing.

EVENT DETAILS

In 2019, NYSERDA awarded a contract to EDF Renewables for the construction of its proposed Morris Ridge Solar Energy Center project, engineered to generate 177 megawatts of solar electricity. The Morris Ridge project consists of six pods of ground-mounted solar arrays on approximately 1000 acres of leased, private land in the Town of Mount Morris in Livingston County, NY. EDF Renewables plans to incorporate provisions for the co-location of agricultural activities within the Morris Ridge Solar Energy sites. This includes managed sheep grazing to control vegetation under and around the solar panels and beekeeping—as well as honey production—sustained by pollinator-friendly plant life. The Town of Mount Morris commissioned a research study to answer questions about the nascent solar-agricultural industry, assess opportunities to attract farmers to the EDF Renewables Morris Ridge Solar Energy Center, and identify viable markets for solar-raised products.

Certificate of Completion for Training Credit will be provided, upon request

When: Thursday, February 10th 6:00pm-7:00pm

Presenters:
Julie Shiflett, PhD., Juniper Economic Consulting
Dave DiSalvo, Town Supervisor of Mount Morris
Kevin Campbell, Senior Manager, Development, EDF Renewables

Register HERE

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The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794. 

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