Utility Solar In Spotsylvania: How Perceptions of Scale Influence Attitudes about Sustainable Energy


The shiny black panels stand in long rows, occasionally emitting a low hum as their motorized mounts adjust their aspect to follow the sun as it tracks across the clear Virginia sky. Implacable sentinels of a brighter future for energy, it is hard to imagine these parade grounds of clean power as catalysts for the conflict between those who see them as a way forward, and those who will simply have to see them every day.

Paper prepared for the Geography Capstone.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Salisbury

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