2008-11-26 / Letters to the Editor

How about a solar roof?

While the discussion about how to use the old highway barn at Fort Wetherill continues, here is a concept for the new one.

I can't help but notice the broad expanses of south facing roof angled much like that of the Newport Animal Hospital on Valley Road in Middletown. For those not aware, the Animal Hospital is sporting a beautiful new solar powered photovoltaic roof. I must have the fever because I see every southfacing roof as a potential source of energy.

We have the technology, and we have a company Island Solar www.islandsolar.net right here on the island. Wouldn't it be great if the new highway barn could defy future rate increases by locking in a secure, stable and renewable source of electricity by way of a new photovoltaic roof now?

William Tuthill


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