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Letter: Solar panel process is slow

A PSEG Long Island truck in Hicksville in

A PSEG Long Island truck in Hicksville in 2013. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Maybe now that PSEG Long Island is in charge, it will expedite the processing of approvals for solar panels ["PSEG moves to reduce some solar rebates," News, Jan. 23].

The Long Island Power Authority has had my application and a $100 check for the processing fee since March. Since then, the rebates have been cut 17 percent, and my installation contractor hasn't been able to get a response from LIPA, even though our engineering report has been approved and a building permit was issued to allow the installation.

I'm sure I'm not alone. I don't buy LIPA's talk about clean alternative renewable energy. What business wants to have customers buy less of its product?

There must be a better way, by having an independent agency approve and coordinate the solar panel project.

Carl Todd, Glen Cove