The disaster that happened in East Palestine, OH was terrible. Lives and businesses have been disrupted. Luckily, no lives were lost, but what about that smoke? Did you watch as that plume went up and then slowly spread out? What impact will that have to surrounding areas? Especially in the years to come. Do we want to take the chance?
Solar claims that fires are rare, but there are more and more happening all the time. (I'll talk more on that later) All it takes is one time to cause irreparable damage in our area. Can you imagine acres of solar panels burning? Solar claims they are safe, but what about all those toxins that would go into the air if they catch on fire. I am sure most residents in East Palestine thought nothing would happen like this. Down in Millvale, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, it took firefighters 6 - 7 hours to contain a solar roof top battery fire until a solar official arrived to take care of the fire. East Palestine only burned for 3 hours. Look at the pictures below (taken from same location) and see how fast that smoke was traveling in less than 45 minutes. And that smoke plume was about 10 miles away!
It is not just as simple as putting water on the fire to put it out. Florida Power and Light Solar said, "you want to preserve the property but there’s always the risk for electrocution, damaging expensive equipment so those are the things you are concerned about" Source How long will our fire department have to "control" the fire until the trained solar officials arrive to take care of it.
Do you want to take the chance with your families health? Sadly, the residences of East Palestine did not have the option that would allow or not allow trains with toxins to run through their town, but, do you think they would be willing to take that chance now if they were given mutiple thousands of dollars. All the money in the world will not do us any good if we are dying or even dead or worse, have to watch our loved ones die.
We, as a community, need to unite and show solar they are not wanted here. Our goal is to keep you updated on what is currently happening. The best thing you can do now, is share this website with your family and friends so they, too, will know what is going on. We need you to get the word out to our community so they know the true impact of industrial solar.