Solar power makes sense in B.C.

Site C is predicted to cost $8 billion. Why couldn’t B.C. Hydro put that $8 billion into solar on all appropriate roofs?

To the Editor,

Site C is predicted to cost $8 billion. Why couldn’t B.C. Hydro put that $8 billion into solar on all appropriate roofs (including yours and mine), along with battery storage, instead of flooding agricultural land in the Peace River Valley? We all get some sun. Another plus with this alternative is that the electricity grid is already here, meaning no building of roads and power lines in the wilderness to the Peace. If homeowners don’t use all the power they collect, they could sell it back to B.C. Hydro. Ontario does this already.

This idea has the added benefit of creating jobs in the production of solar panels and electrical installations.

Barbara HourstonNanaimo