NOS Turning Point Energy

A design plan submitted to the town by Turning Point Energy shows the site of a future solar farm near Slatersville Reservoir. To the east of the farm is Trout Brook Pond, while to the south (not shown) is Pound Hill Road and to the north and west are Holliston Sand Company and the Brookside Equestrian Center.

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A national company is moving forward with plans to build a solar farm in the area of Trout Brook Pond and Slatersville Reservoir, with a groundbreaking planned for this summer.

Turning Point Energy, operating locally as TPE Rhode Island Solar Holdings LLC, received its final approval on Feb. 7, nearly one year to the day after company representatives first pitched the project to members of the Planning Board last February. According to Adam Beal, executive vice president of development for the company, the solar farm is expected to undergo a five- to six-month construction process and go online by the end of the year.

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