Another solar company eyes sites along Route 102

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BURRILLVILLE – A Virginia-based energy company has signed an option agreement to lease a 10.5-acre property on Broncos Highway for creation of solar energy, and has also signed an option to purchase an adjacent 21-acre lot.

Hexagon Energy, LLC signed both documents in January, with the lease agreement good for one year, and the exclusive purchase option for the larger lot to last through September 1, 2021.

The solar site would be built at 2205 Broncos Highway, a 10.558-acre property across the road from Burrillville Middle School that currently holds The Pool Pirate, and is owned by Going Green Realty, according to town property records.

The option to lease is signed by Hexagon Managing Director Drew Price, and Linda Green of Going Green, a company with an address on Tarklin Road.

Records note that Route 102 Recycling sold the property to Going Green in 2016 for $225,000, and it is now valued at $240,000.

Roland Montigny of Montigny Enterprises Inc. has signed the purchase agreement with Hexagon for the abutting vacant 21-acre lot, with an address of 0 Victory Highway,

Both properties were owned by Irene Stockwell prior to 1995.

Price could not immediately be reached for comment on the project, and town officials said they knew little regarding plans for the site.

According to the company website, Hexagon is based in Charlottesville, and works in solar, wind, wave, biomass, geothermal and energy storage.

The project is one of three solar proposals currently in the making for land along busy highway.

At the nearby middle school, education officials have been considering a proposal for a car port solar panel that would generate some 90 percent of the power required to run the facility..

And at an industrial complex four miles down the road, Burrillville Solar is in the process of signing a 20 year lease for a 68-acre town-owned property to create a 4.2 megawatt ground-mounted solar installation – consisting of 11,646 panels.

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