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Group forms to oppose Rutland solar power plan

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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A group of Rutland residents is opposing plans for a 2.3 megawatt solar power installation planned for a field in the Vermont town.

The group Vermonters for Responsible Solar was formed by three neighbors of the plan for the 15-acre solar farm planned for an empty lot off Cold River Road in the town of Rutland.

The Rutland Herald is reporting the group's main goal is to get the town to require 200-foot setbacks for projects the size of the one planned by the group groSolar, which has submitted plans calling for a 60-foot setback.

Steve Remen, groSolar vice president, said a 200-foot setback would reduce the available area for development. He says developers plan to plant shrubbery and trees around the site.

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