Solar Project Proposals - Information and Resources

The purpose of this page is to provide the residents of Shutesbury with information about the solar project proposals currently under consideration. More resources may be added to this page as they become available. 



Letter from the Selectboard about the Solar Proposal from AMP published January 22 2021


Town Bylaw in regards to Large Scale Ground-mounted Solar Electric Installations passed by Annual Town Meeting on June 27th 2020


Letter from the Office of the Attorney General upon reviewing the Large Scale Ground-mounted Solar Electric Installations bylaw (above) received November 4th 2020 (note: all bylaws are submitted to the Attorney General's Office for review as a matter of standard procedure) 


Powerpoint Presentation from AMP titled Prospective Municipal Partnership for Shutesbury Solar Initiative presented at a public meeting of the Selectboard on March 1st 2021 (see Zoom recording linked below)


Report to Shutesbury Planning Board regarding DOER call on Public Entity Status submitted by Michael DeChiara, March 24th 2021


If you have any trouble viewing a recording, please contact the Town Clerk at


Recording of March 1st Selectboard meeting  called to order at 00:07:13. AMP presentation begins at 00:25:07

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Recording of March 4th Selectboard meeting  called to order at 00:06:06

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Recording of April 5th joint meeting of Selectboard, Planning Board and Historical Commission

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Recording of April 27 Selectboard meeting

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Recording of May 19 Public Forum about Municipal Solar Policies and State SMART Program

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Presentation Slides

On May 19 the Selectboard hosted Dr Zara Dowling for a discussion moderated by Town Moderator Paul Lyons to provide the public with information and context about municipal policies regarding solar development in our region and about the state SMART Program.




MyTownGovernment - Shutesbury 

Use Shutesbury's MTG portal to check the calendar for upcoming meetings, read minutes from past meetings and sign up for notifications when new meetings are scheduled.


"Proposed combined solar projects in Shutesbury possibly state's largest"

Daily Hampshire Gazette article about the solar project proposals. Written by Scott Merzbach, published on March 11th 2021


Analysis of the potential financial impact in Town written by Administrative Assessor Kevin Rudden on March 15 2021


Shutesbury Historical Commission's review of impacted sites.