Letter: Solar works financially, environmentally in Mass.

To the editor:

I am writing in response to the editorial on May 10, "Get ready for solar." I strongly agree with your position that Massachusetts should consider emulating California and require all new construction to include solar power, despite the fact that Massachusetts is not nearly as sunny as California.

I have solar panels on my roof and for seven-and-a-half to eight months of the year I have zero or negative electricity consumption. Negative consumption is when my panels actually produce more electricity that goes into the grid than the electricity I consume. This not only is good for the environment — it's also good for my purse. Considering that the price of energy will likely only go up in the future, an investment in solar power seems both environmentally sound and financially prudent.

Rochelle Sivan,



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