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Let solar do the work

Dear Editor:

The cost of the hydro project has grown from around $5 million to more than $14 million. What the final cost will be is still unknown. It is safe to say it will most likely exceed the $14 million.

Take a close look at what will have to be done to the surrounding area to build the plant. How much environmental damage will be done during construction? To me, that is a major drawback. How much water will be required year-round to produce enough power to make the investments pay off?

My suggestion is that a trip be made to Breckenridge to explore why it did not go with hydro. But instead, Breckenridge is building two solar parks – one for the business community and one for the residential community.

Strange in that Florida is known as the Sunshine State, while Colorado has more sunny days. With so many days of sunshine, solar makes more sense to me than hydro.

For those of you who do not know the land to build, a solar farm has been offered at little or no cost to build a solar farm.

Harry Temple III

Snowmass Village

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