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Published Dec 15, 2015, 6:55 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 5:58 pm IST
Bobby Mann, said solar farms would suck up all the energy from the sun.
Representational Picture (Photo: AFP)
 Representational Picture (Photo: AFP)

North Carolina: A US town has rejected a proposal for a solar farm following public concerns. Members of the public in Woodland, North Carolina, expressed their fears at the proposal to allow Strata Solar to build a solar farm off Highway 258.

During the Woodland Town Council meeting, one local man, Bobby Mann, said solar farms would suck up all the energy from the sun and businesses would not go to Woodland, the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald reported.

 

Jane Mann, a retired science teacher, said she was concerned that the panels would prevent plants in the area from photosynthesizing, stopping them from growing.  

She said that plants near solar panels were plants are brown and dead because of less sunlight. She also questioned the high number of cancer deaths in the area, saying no one could tell her solar panels didn’t cause cancer.    

 

 

 

 

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