Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor:
After attending the public presentation of the Solar Farm, I would like to present new information as to why I oppose it. For the most part, the information presented was accurate. But the information also reinforced the fact that Solar Power is NOT clean or green. They indicated that the panels would most likely come from Asia, which is probably China, who is by far, the biggest producer. Not only do they make them cheaper, due to cheap labor, but China has no EPA, which reduces the cost, as they do not have to meet standards set by American bureaucrats. Anyone that looks up the process involved, with converting silica to crystalline silica that is 7N of 99.99999% pure requires huge amounts of electrical energy, along with the use of toxic and corrosive chemicals, to get the end product of photovoltaic cells, used in solar panels. Here is a short list of some of the chemicals used, to create solar cells. Hydrochloric Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Nitric Acid, Hydrogen Fluoride and Sulfur Heaflouride, which is known as the most potent greenhouse gas per molecule. The manufacture of the solar cells is not environmentally friendly by any definition. Once the solar cells are installed into panels, which has a high energy requirement of its own, the panels need to be shipped to the USA.

 

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