Consultant John Turner has suggested placing solar panels on a bridge that Suffolk County officials are planning for Smith Point Park [“Solar panel idea pushed for bridge,” News column, May 29].
Turner also suggested placing panels on the 7-mile grass median along William Floyd Parkway.
South Korea has built a 20-mile stretch of solar panels over bike lanes on the median along a six-lane divided highway between the cities of Daejeon and Sejong.
I agree that it makes sense to site our renewable energy projects in places where there is no adverse environmental impact. Hopefully, Suffolk public works officials will get on board.
Editor’s note: The writer is the president of the Wading River Civic Association.