Is Birch Solar our enemy, or we our own enemy?
The world is evolving. Renewable power and electric vehicles will be a mainstay in the near future.
Just about 120 years ago saw the infancy of electric producing power houses and internal combustion powered vehicles. We still used horses and mules for much of what was needed for about another 50 years.
Things, over time, evolve to a better way to operate. Remember 10 mile to the gallon vehicles from 40-50 years ago? Today, only about one in 10 vehicles sold is a mid-size sedan, what are you driving? Vehicles with internal engines over the next 20-plus years most likely will become obsolete and be regulated to the same stature as horses, used for hobby’s and or as a novelty.
The world is evolving in power generation and going forward what we have today will become old technology. Wind and solar are far better and cheaper ways to produce power and many more advanced technologies will be used going forward.
The area has lots of wind farms, and just look behind the Elida School, you will see a solar farm.
So, we can resist the future and dwell on the past, or embrace the future. But either way changes will come.
Absolutely make sure that Birch Solar (and or any other facility) is installed in such a way to fit in with the area. Or band together and buy up the surrounding properties.
But realize change will come, make the best of in and embrace the future.