Solar array goes dark

BRADFORD—The developers behind an embattled solar array on the Lower Plain have turned the lights off.
Earlier this month, Bradford Solar, LLC asked the Vermont Public Utilities Commission to withdraw its application “with prejudice.” The move comes a little over a month after a hearing officer issued a 68-page decision recommending that the application get denied by the full PUC.
Last year, the former owner of the Bradford Mini-Mart filed a petition with the Vermont Public Utilities Commission seeking approval to construct a a 500-kilowatt, ground-mounted array on a 2-acre hayfield next to the gas station and convenience store. Cairns Brothers Realty Partnership owns the property, which is located between NAPA Auto Parts and the Mini-Mart on Route 25 not far from the I-91 interchange.