This is a retake of a presentation at the invitation of the Walpole Greens and made at their meeting of 9th November 2020. It is longer and more leisurely. I interleave some of the answers to questions that followed the presentation in the presentation and the remainder, as best as I could remember, are answered at the end. Some of the answers given here are better than the answers I gave on Monday, the 9th, because I was able to look up more about the answers. For instance, there was a question about effects of climate change on PV array output. I answered it, but my answer at the presentation was not crisp.

This concerns a proposal by Norfolk County, Massachusetts to build a 6 MW solar array with two parts on Norfolk County land. There is a Commissioners’ meeting scheduled for the 19th of November to discuss the matter. There is opposition.

The slides are available below:


The notes for the slides are available below:


There is a related report, produced by the Coalition for Community Solar Access, which is available below:


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  4. ecoquant says:

    This was a comment about this post placed in the “About” form of this blog. It has been relocated to its proper location. I am also devoting a blog post to a response. — Moderator

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    Segment from “Choices.” Sure, let’s axe more trees to sequester carbon, since crude old nature doesn’t do it fast enough to fix blunders by the same mindset that cleared so much land in the first place. This photo sums up that vision: (cut, build, repeat…) Man must right old wrongs by committing more of them, eh? Part of your conscience must know that nature can’t be tricked indefinitely. It’s already being engineered to death to “create jobs” and such. I suggest taking a break from number-crunching and reading about environmental ethics and the problem with endless techno-fixes. This is no casual statement. You’re clearly no dummy, just too detached from your natural origins to see the real problem.

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