Dead wind turbine blades piling up Oct 13, 2020 4:40:21 GMT -8
Post by jshuey on Oct 13, 2020 4:40:21 GMT -8
Here's one for you, John! Soon as I read your post I thought the topic of this poorly written article reveals some interesting conflicts. www.newsbreak.com/north-carolina/monroe/news/2080853244836/native-americans-protest-planned-solar-plant-in-livingston-county
Irony - These facilities, because they can eat up 3-4,000 acres, raise issues huge for rural populations. My little community has two facilities planned, and I see "Stop Industrial Solar" signs all though the country roads. I wonder if they should be followed by signs that read, "Support climate change"? These are the trade-offs facing both wind and solar (and new coal and nuclear as well - NIMBY is a real thing for all these). You see the local impact, but not the global benefit...
Back to solar on roofs, urban centers with lots of flat, industrial roofs are the ideal locations. Distribution distance to the consumer is minimized and panels can help keep the buildings cooler in summer. But even the LEEDS Certified Office that we built a few years ago at work, did not anticipate the need for supporting solar panels in addition to the green roof. But I think we are going to add them to our parking lot... - another great place for these.