The Town of Amherst paid $520,000 for a 150-acre parcel of land known as the Hickory Ridge Golf Course and Fort River Solar 2, LLC. will lease 26 acres from the town for 20 years. The land has been appraised at $5,025,000. The seller will retain the option of leasing 26 acres of parcel from the Town for 20 years to install a solar array that will produce 6.44 megawatts of electricity annually. The solar array will include a 3,500-kilowatt battery storage system.