Sunday, December 13, 2015

Woodland, NC: Oh No, Let's Not Have Alternative Energy

I will refrain from any comments as the good people of Woodland,NC seem to live beyond science and are unable to understand what they are doing. So they won't understand what I am saying either. 

US town fears solar farms would
“suck up all the energy from the sun”.

A proposal for a solar farm has been rejected by the town council in Woodland, North Carolina following public concerns.

Members of the locality expressed their fear and distrust of solar panels before a vote on whether the land in question should be rezoned to allow Strata Solar Company to build a solar farm off US Highway 258.

One local man, Bobby Mann said that businesses would stop going to Woodland, the community would suffer as a result and the farms would suck up all the energy from the sun, according to the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald.

“You’re killing your town,” he said. “All the young people are going to move out.”

A retired science teacher, (really?) Jane Mann, expressed concerns that plants in the vicinity of the panels would not photosynthesize which would prevent the plants from growing.

She also questioned the high number of cancer deaths in the area, saying no one could tell her that solar panels didn’t cause cancer.
Woodland is a popular choice for solar farms because it has an electrical substation which the solar power generated by the panels can be hooked up to.

Three other solar farms have been approved by the council. One of them has started installing solar panels.

A petition rejecting solar farms coming to the area was handed to the council and it was requested that any future solar farm applications be put to a referendum.

Company representatives from Strata then spoke and tried to put the concerns of residents at ease.

They told them “there are no toxic materials on site” and “this is a tried and true technology.”
The council gave the people what the wanted and voted 3-1 against rezoning the land and later voted for a moratorium on future solar farm

Now I know why it has gotten somewhat colder over the last years in our favorite boondocking spot in Holtville,CA. It's because of all the campers using solar panels. That has to stop, otherwise the lettuce of the Imperial Valley won't grow anymore.


  1. Oops.. but you can't have our solar.

  2. What is very scary is knowing that again a person (Jane Mann) who is supposed to know will influence everyone involved in thinking this is a bad idea. Now this makes you wonder what she was teaching the kids!!!!

  3. Oh, really. Maybe I need to take the solar panels off our 5th wheel.

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