Another story appeared yesterday, this time about large solar installations in the desert landscape of the American Southwest.

“Solar energy has caused a lot of consternation within the environmental community because 10 years ago, probably every person who said they were an environmentalist would have said solar energy is great, we should have all the solar energy we need,” Brown said.

“But now people who live in the desert, who say they are environmentalists, when these plants are going to be plunked around them in their community, say ‘Whoa, wait a minute. That’s not what I meant. I don’t want to live next to a big, electrical, generating facility. It’s ugly.'”

So let’s provide some options that are not so ugly!