Why not only put Solar on Rooftops or Brown fields

  • Why not just use existing roof tops to capture solar power
    • While nothing stops small scale solar intallations on rooftops, each solar Mw requires 5 to 10 acres of panels.
    • The logistics and economics of connecting hundreds of acres of roof tops are not viable.
  • Why not limit power to strip mines and other brownfields
    • Capturing solar power in Mason County does not reduce the ability to also capture it on a strip mine elsewhere.
    • As stated above, the primary constraint to a solar farm is capacity availability in nearby electric transmission lines.
    • As the least-cost source of electricity, the demand for solar power is almost limitless.