Solar projects work in suitable areas
To the editor:
I wish to compliment The Berkshire Eagle and Clarence Fanto on the coverage provided May 16 on solar array permission provided by special permits issued by the Stockbridge Select Board for a 900-kilowatt array at the closed town landfill in a relatively secluded part of town. The Lenox Select Board approved a similar agreement for a solar installation on the closed landfill in Lenox Dale, as well as a joint solar project with the town of Lee at a former landfill located on private industrial properties.
I am fully in favor of solar energy and the monies it can save for cities and towns when placed in places that do not invade the sanctity of the neighbors in residential zones under the characterizations of R20 and R43 or imposes on their "health, safety and welfare of the neighborhood."
I would suggest that city and town administrators form a committee to search out these properties that are suitable for solar arrays, and then enter into contracts that could benefit the city, businesses and individuals.
Ralph Cianflone Jr., Pittsfield