Regarding your article about the use of the 840-acre Plum Island, I hope politicians like Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) consider a solar power plant [“Bill to prevent sale of federal facility passed,” News, April 29].

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory states that a large, fixed-tilt photovoltaic solar power plant generates enough electricity for 1,000 homes using 32 acres. That means we could power more than 10,000 homes using less than half of Plum Island.

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There would be no NIMBY backlash, and the turtles and wildlife could continue living there. A win-win!

Christopher L. Turpin, Patchogue