LETTERS: Are solar panels a blight?

To the editor:

An observation…am I the only one who finds the acres of solar panels a blight on our beautiful Maine landscape? Is it asking too much to leave a border of trees to hide these fields of plastic…I haven’t heard anyone else commenting on this and our town voted down giving the select board time to develop a new ordinance to regulate them…so am I alone in my distaste for these unsightly fields that are, in my view, an eyesore?

If they are a necessity, can we at least create a buffer to hide them from view?

Linda Morrell


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1 reply
  1. Danielle Foster
    Danielle Foster says:

    You are definitely not alone Linda. Everywhere I look, every pit, field, main roads, those ugly structures absolutely everywhere. What bothers me most is that despite all these panels it’s never going to create enough electricity to sustain everyone. I also wonder what happens if they are damaged. How are they disposed of & what the cost of that will be.
    I recently drove down the Maxcy Mills in Windsor and I was so sad to see the beautiful view destroyed by the solar panels. Driving down route 3 is an awful sight.
    And on another note, blocking the cmp corridor was a mistake. Everyone’s bill would have gone down. Everyone made such a huge deal to block that corridor, but support the solar movement.
    Nice going people, thanks a lot. Smh!


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