To the editor: As a Californian involved in regards to the results of local weather change, I’m fully baffled by the controversy over how the state ought to method changing fossil gas technology with photo voltaic power. (“California strikes one other blow towards rooftop photo voltaic,” Nov. 16)
Gov. Gavin Newsom seems to have blended emotions in regards to the problem. He lately traveled to China and mentioned local weather change, and after returning to the California Public Utilities Fee, he voted to approve diminished incentives for putting in rooftop photo voltaic.
It is a survival problem, not a financial one. I’m at the moment putting in energy with battery storage in my dwelling and the price is extraordinarily excessive. By my reckoning, the compensation would by no means meet any return barrier for the enterprise. I do it as a result of it’s my small contribution to decreasing the emission of greenhouse gases.
Persevering with to discourage Californians from putting in dwelling photo voltaic panels solely ensures that local weather change will have an effect on our planet sooner fairly than later. It’s time to cease debating this problem and develop a technique that can encourage Californians to put in photo voltaic.
Frank Deni, Lake Forest
To the editor: In 2011, my spouse and I put 33 panels on our roof to provide sufficient power for ourselves and our group.
Since we purchased the system, we’ve contributed to an influence grid that was on the verge of browning out (particularly after the San Onofre nuclear plant went out) during times of peak demand. The system at our dwelling has now paid for itself and continues to generate greater than we want.
But publicly owned utilities need me and others who do one thing in regards to the essential energy technology to pay extra in charges as a result of they can not pay their shareholders in a approach they’ve grown accustomed to?
The utilities advance the foolish concept that my spouse and I are someway robber barons for having panels on our roof: “Oh, take a look at that couple in Escondido who put in photo voltaic so they might afford to retire !” Get actual.
Steve Thorne, Escondido
To the editor: Along with combating local weather change, rooftop photo voltaic power needs to be inspired as a method to obtain catastrophe preparedness.
When the “Massive One” hits, the grid might be down for days, weeks and even months. The one method to survive is with our own residence energy provide.
That is one more reason why including rooftop photo voltaic is essential.
Alan Johnson, Seal Seaside