Town considers adding solar panels to several sites Around Town, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Jul 24, 2012 at 7:44 am
The plan would put solar panel carports at four town-owned sites: the town offices, Diablo Vista Park, Sycamore Valley Park and the adjacent maintenance center. Solar panels would offset 73 percent of the total electrical usage at those sites, said Development Services Director Steve Lake.
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Posted by LC, a member of the Monte Vista High School community, on Jul 24, 2012 at 7:44 am
Our San Ramon Valley Unified School District has been thrilled with their solar project, which has been producing even more electricity than was predicted. Our son loves having shaded parking at Monte Vista High School as well. This sounds like a great idea that could create local jobs, help our town's finances, and be beneficial to the environment.
Posted by tom, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 24, 2012 at 8:55 am
I would suggest you do the math.. and see how much you really save, over the 25 year life. if you think there will be no problems along that 25 year journey... just like our brillant schools you will be fooled.
Posted by spcwt, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm
The environmental benefits from these solar panels are negligible to non-existent. This would be true even if we increased their numbers by a factor of 1,000. In effect, itís like pouring a gallon of water on the Sahara and thinking it would help turn it into a garden paradise. It wonít.
We lie to ourselves, saying these solar panels will help the environment, in order to assuage our guilt for destroying the planet with the toxins that come from our carsí tailpipes and our carbon-based economy. Solar panels are our penance. But they no more help our environment than self-flagellation helps a sinner. Our planet is dying. These solar panels are too little too late.
So yeah, Iím laughing at irony of someone saying theyíre helping the environment while at the same time enjoying shade for their car.
Posted by tom, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm
sponge bob you are correct one of us should engage the brain go back to my first question do the math show me where the money is saved even with a warranty i will wait for your answer since you have your brain engaged