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Our opinion: A bright future with solar

The Brattleboro Reformer

When Winstanley Enterprises came to the Brattleboro Selectboard with a proposal to build a two-megawatt solar farm along Interstate 91, just north of the West River, we were excited about the idea of a renewable energy project that could generate enough power to provide electricity to about 400 homes, while also offsetting more than 123 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the next 20 years.

That enthusiasm was tempered, however, with concern that the public would weigh in against the project because of the potential impact the solar farm would have on the viewshed for traffic on I-91. Fortunately, most of the feedback the board received on the project was positive, and it reaffirmed our faith in fellow Vermonters as forward-looking people who are genuinely concerned about both the local and the global community.

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