Well, it's about time the ball started to get rolling.
The news might only be in the planning stage yet, but a 20 megawatt array in a cornfield in Monson could be just what the area needs-- a jumpstart on larger-scale solar installation in western Mass. CornerStone Partners LLC from Chicago is behind the project, and their website states their current focus on solar.
What holds it back? The land is still privately owned, and so far, zoning bylaws need to be addressed for further development. But the Springfield Republican's reporting lends one to believe that town officials, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, and perhaps most importantly, community support, all are in favor of the project.
Go Monson! Lead the way for further civic, renewable projects in the area.
We all talk the talk, folks... good to see talk turning into action.