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Massive Bishop Ranch solar project enters phase two

Original post made on Jan 18, 2023

The Tri-Valley is now set to house another one of the world's most ambitious renewable energy projects to date, with thousands of new solar panels set for installation at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon.

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Posted by Parent and Voter
a resident of Danville
on Jan 18, 2023 at 7:25 am

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I have solar panels plus the battery and enjoy the benefits when there are outages, etc.
I also wonder what will happen when all the solar panel fields age off in the future. Will we be dealing with the same disposal issues as florescent bulbs later on? Calling solar "clean energy" does not seem honest when examining how they are made and how they will be "retired".
Just a thought.

Posted by Sue Bock
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 20, 2023 at 3:11 pm

Sue Bock is a registered user.

This is wonderful news! I'd heard that Sunset Development was fairly sustainably conscious. Now I know it. I applaud them loudly. As a co-founder of San Ramon Valley Climate Coalition, we'd love Sunset Development's support to get the city onboard with green initiatives and getting the city to declare a Climate Emergency (why not if the city is actually greening San Ramon). If the city is actually trying to attract global companies (most of those companies need to prove they are sustainable to compete in other countries), then own up and acknowledge that we the people of San Ramon, and the world are in a climate crisis.

Sue Bock
San Ramon Valley Climate Coalition

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