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Don’t destroy woods for solar farms

This massive solar farm, hard at work on

This massive solar farm, hard at work on April 4, 2015, sits along Edwards Avenue in Calverton. Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

We have enough development on Long Island. Any additional development should not be for the sole purpose of solar energy [“Solar approach too haphazard,” Editorial, June 27].

We are overdeveloped with residential, business and government structures and their parking areas. It would be better to put solar panels on existing structures rather than developing our remaining wooded areas.

I would love to park under solar structures built over existing parking lots. That would provide protection for the vehicle and generate electricity. With the move to electric vehicles, this infrastructure could support that goal as well.

Dennis Mitchell, North Massapequa