The village board is planning to change its municipal code regarding solar installations to give the municipality the ability to deal with utility-scale solar arrays at the end of their useful life. What happens when siting photovoltaic facilities are no longer useful? This is the question Potsdam, NY is addressing with an eye to the future of solar energy in the village. “The village is certainly very supportive of alternate sources of energy, especially renewables. We have a long history with hydroelectricity, and we wanted to make sure that residents in the village of Potsdam, single family home owners, rental property owners could develop rooftop and under certain circumstances, ground mounted solar systems at their home,” Hanss said.