No want to make use of farmland; put photo voltaic panels in Hydro corridors – Cowichan Valley Citizen

No need to use farmland; Put solar panels in hydro corridors

We urgently need alternatives to burning natural gas and wood.

No need to use farmland; Put solar panels in hydro corridors

I agree with a previous letter writer who said that farmland should not be used to build solar parks.

However, there is no need to use farmland for solar farms in the Cowichan Valley, as BC Hydro has an enormous amount of land in the valley that can be used for solar farms. From the Satlam substation to Goldstream, the priority line of the main power line (ROW) must be thousands of hectares. The electrical energy generated by the solar parks along the ROW would be fed directly into Hydro’s transmission line. We urgently need alternatives to burning natural gas and wood.

Incidentally, I believe that the oldest form of heat and life-sustaining energy on this planet was the sun, not burning wood.

Phil Le Good

Cobble Hill

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