$7 million solar project proposed in Northbridge.

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Byline: Bill Fortier

NORTHBRIDGE - Town officials are seeking more information on a proposed $7 million, 8,430-panel solar development off Route 122 near the Grafton line.

"It could be a good thing for the town, but we need to get more information," Town Manager Theodore D. Kozak said yesterday. "These things are very complex. We want to make sure that whatever we do is best for the town."

Mr. Kozak told selectmen about DG Clean Power LLC's proposal at Monday night's meeting.

During the meeting, Mr. Kozak suggested a subcommittee be formed to study another smaller proposed solar development on Church Street extension. He recommended the subcommittee include members from the Planning Board, the Building, Planning and Construction Committee, and other town committees to explore the Thornton, N.H., company's proposal.

Selectmen said they also would like to meet with officials from DG Clean Power at a future meeting.

Mr. Kozak said he has met twice in recent months with DG Clean Power's President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph S. Fitzpatrick. He said the proposal would be on 33.16 acres off Milford Road in Grafton. He said the frontage to the site is in Grafton, while the solar development would be on a farm in back of the...

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