TOPSHAM — Topsham approved its first two solar farm projects Tuesday since the town adopted new rules to regulate them in July.
Augusta Road Topsham LLC is a subsidiary of SunRaise Investments and is proposing the project at 449 Augusta Road. The property is owned by Maine Gravel Services. Inc.
Kara Moody of Stantec Consulting Services, an engineering firm representing SunRaise Investments, said the company is proposing 6 Megawatt solar facility on a 19.8 acre-site that will consist of solar arrays, inverters and a fence around the arrays. There will also be a road to the site.
While the inverters and transformers at the site will produce noise, Moody said you really need to stand right next to the equipment to hear the noise.
There will be limited tree clearing and has been designed to limit the impact on natural resources, Moody said. Construction should take six months and is…