From the Devens News:
Evergreen Solar CEO Richard Feldt outlined to the Devens Enterprise Commission Tuesday night a series of weekend noise studies dating back to Labor Day weekend.
Weekend by weekend analysis shows, he says, that the Devens solar panel manufacturer would be in compliance with the Devens industrial zoning and noise standards if it weren't for one thing.
And so Feldt asked the DEC for an extension, if needed, on its Halloween deadline to prove that they've reached compliant noise levels of 38 decibels during the nighttime and 43 decibels during the daytime hours. The added time might be necessary, Feldt said, depending on when the first frosts of the season take place.
In other words, the crickets must die.
The DEC took Evergreen's extension request under advisement. It also asked a sound expert hired by Harvard neighbors to review and comment on Evergreen's extension request.
DEC Chairman Bill Marshall directed Evergreen Solar's noise expert, Greg Tocci of Cavanaugh Tocci Associates of Sudbury, to share Evergreen Solar's collected raw field data with the neighbors' expert, Michael Bahtiarian of Noise Control Engineering, Inc. of Billerica. It was the same request made of the Evergreen expert at the prior DEC meeting.
"We'd be pleased to send it to him," said Feldt. "Put that on the action list to send it to him.">>>MORE
HT: Greentech whose headline was "Solar Roundup: First Solar Sells Project, Evergreen Plagued By Crickets"