The Bennington Banner reports Green Lantern Group has received approval to assess three potential sites in Pownal for solar generating projects.

The Select Board unanimously approved a lease option agreement with the Waterbury-based firm, which will now study two former town landfill sites and a former Pownal Tanning Co. waste dumping area.

The landfill sites are both near the current transfer station off Maple Grove Road, while the lagoon site is near the Pownal Wastewater Treatment Plant off Dean Road and was part of a major federal Superfund cleanup project on former tannery lands in the 1990s.

Green Lantern previously constructed a 500-kilowatt facility on four acres of a privately owned gravel yard off Dean Road, located about a mile from the wastewater plant. Credits for the power generated there go to Mount Snow resort.