Letters to the Editor

Solar the way to go

I think it's a very bad idea to put a nuclear power plant in Fresno. The serious problems far outweigh the benefits.

I built a 2,600-square-foot home with a solar energy system last year. The system cost me $19,000 (after a $9,000 rebate).

My electric bills are half those of my next-door neighbor, whose house is smaller than mine (2,200 square feet). This neighbor works for the utility so he gets a discount.

This is the Valley! Solar is undoubtedly the way to go. Of course, the big energy companies don't like solar because they can't charge us for it.

Solar is a win-win-win situation: We reduce fossil fuel dependence, improve the environment and save money. Nuclear energy plants have the potential to have nuclear accidents. Why should we put ourselves in harm's way, when we have other options?

Donald Ajluni

Visalia

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