Solar project is the way forward

Published 5:29 pm Friday, April 9, 2021

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To the editor:

I am writing in response to the article titled “Public meeting set for solar project,” published in your newspaper on March 24, 2021.

Despite the noted concern from members of the public over the logistics of the new project including maintenance, changes in property values, and noise, this project is in the best interest of the city’s future. The solar farm would provide beneficial revenue for the city without requiring the use of public resources.

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Construction would also provide dozens of jobs during a time when many people in the community are still struggling to find work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most importantly, this project is the best way for the city to exhibit forward thinking in line with the next generation’s focus on climate change and sustainability.

This solar farm will serve as a message to Suffolk and the rest of Hampton Roads that we care about the environment and our impact on it. Solar energy is the fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world.

Suffolk needs to invest more of its funding into projects such as this one that look to the future rather than being concerned about the minor inconveniences of construction noise and maintenance.


Amanda Davis