Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Solar array should be integrated on campus

A note per the airing of the 30 acre solar project in the middle of a field off of South Street Extension: 
This site is by far the least expensive site when it comes to neighbors and the number of folks that might see it if they were not heading out South Street Extension.
If Middlebury College really wanted to get as much PR out of this project as possible they would do something that integrated solar with their campus. This would include buildings, solar parking canopies and solar that could be seen from campus.  This could then be something that could be shown off to visitors and prospective students.
The project as it is now laid out is a big ugly rectangle that does nothing to blend in nor does it say that Middlebury College is proud to be generating a portion of its electricity. Sorry, but to do this right, solar needs to be incorporated into the campus, not off campus, to be able to brag about it.
Bill Biederman
Cornwall

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