Editor, Townsman:

The 2020 annual Town Meeting warrant contains a proposal for an amendment to the town's solar bylaw. I write in favor of the amendment.

Solar energy has been a topic of much debate in the past, but has become a more acceptable to the populace. The concern many people have is the visual impact of solar panels. We see them on roofs and in very large open spaces, free standing on the ground.

This article, P38, addresses where and under what conditions solar panels may be erected. I favor the article, but am not sure it goes far enough to protect residential areas. Let us pass this measure now to afford some protection in the future.





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