Verrill Helps State’s Largest Solar Project Obtain Principal Environmental Permit
The 100-megawatt Three Rivers Solar Project in Hancock County, Maine has obtained its combined Site Law and Natural Resources Protection Act permit from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Three Rivers Solar will become the largest solar project in the state, twice the size of the next largest facility (the 50 MW Sanford Airport Solar project that is currently under construction). The project will consist of approximately 300,000 to 400,000 solar panels on 465 acres in the unorganized area of the state. Verrill assisted the project with real estate and environmental permitting work, including negotiation of a protocol to allow the project to proceed while minimizing potential impacts to upland sandpipers, a state-listed threatened species.