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Old 09-26-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: ADK via WV
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Solar fields proposed for Fayette, Greenbrier counties* - News - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -

Looks like an interesting idea. I'm always pro green energy when it can be accomplished
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:22 PM
 
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Now this is a move in the right direction
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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Cool. I always said that if it makes sense someone will step up and do it.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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It would be a good use for a lot of strip mine sites. We need as much energy as we can get here in America, so bring on the natural gas, oil, solar, wind, and hydro!
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Agreed Chriscross.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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It would be a good use for a lot of strip mine sites. We need as much energy as we can get here in America, so bring on the natural gas, oil, solar, wind, and hydro!

Now there's a great idea! Convert the strip mine sites into alternative power sites!

We need to think about the future and coal is not it!! Very good article, hope it works out.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:06 AM
 
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Meh.....35 megawatts and they are throwing away the very thing that makes WV attractive, it's natural beauty.

They've already destroyed the vistas with those silly windmills and now they want to put these inefficient solar panels in.

Once again, a few landowners will get paid, the money will outflow to some fat cat in another state and the locals will largely get left holding the bag.

Same as it ever was.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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Meh.....35 megawatts and they are throwing away the very thing that makes WV attractive, it's natural beauty.

They've already destroyed the vistas with those silly windmills and now they want to put these inefficient solar panels in.

Once again, a few landowners will get paid, the money will outflow to some fat cat in another state and the locals will largely get left holding the bag.

Same as it ever was.
I understand the complaints but..........the oil wells of the past can have the same said of them. The mines of the past most certainly have had the same about them. There is a trade off. Without those things we are still riding horses, seeing a Dr only when he makes his rounds and working from sun up to sun down to survive.

Perhaps that is your idea of good times but technology marches forward. Maybe in the end solar is just a footnote in history books but they are no more obtrusive to the views than oil wells and mines (both of which I do not complain about for the reasons noted).
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:34 AM
 
Location: ADK via WV
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I was in Vermont this past weekend, and everywhere I looked there were Solar Panels in clusters of about a dozen every few miles. The panels did not take away from the natural beauty, but they enhanced my opinion of Vermont. That was my first extensive stay in the state, and I must say that they have done a good job with green energy alongside their historic and tourist villages and towns. solar Panels can be a positive thing if they are set up right, and not in big numbers.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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I'm going to agree with pknopp and Chris. This is progress. WV has plenty of beauty and solar panels wont ruin WV.

Sure beats having a coal plant spew out pollution.
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