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LETTER: Solar panels could be the answer

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A reader discusses solar energy.

Solar panels

Lyn Jenkins makes a powerful point about not being able to produce the electricity to fuel electric cars, however, there could be another angle to this debate.

Were I in a position to buy an electric car, for now I would buy a self-charging hybrid, something of an eco-compromise. My dream option would be a fully electric vehicle charged at home through enough solar panels which would also power my home.

As we come out of the Covid nightmare (eventually) we will need some massive projects pushed by the Government to boost jobs and the economy. So how about making it mandatory for ALL new buildings to have solar panels included. I have seen a small cluster of homes near Portobello, Willenhall, all with solar panels.

Using the panels in the new builds will bring the cost down dramatically, any extra cost of the homes could be met by reduced fuel bills, thousands of jobs would be created and it would be good for the environment. We could then charge our electric cars at home.

I expressed this view to Pat Mcfadden, my MP labour, some time ago and got a lukewarm response. Now as the country wakes up again, surely the case for this idea is more relevant and there are no negatives that I can see.

Gary Weston, Bilston

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