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Solar vs. nuclear: It’s no contest

RE “Investments in solar energy are paying off in Massachusetts” (Nov. 23): Your editorial on installations of solar energy in Massachusetts seemed appealing, until I read that we are up to 174 megawatts installed. That’s only about a tenth of the output of a single nuclear plant.

The 2017 goal of 250 megawatts is still far less than we would get from a nuclear power installation. The solar energy emphasis seems too minor to be worth much of our attention.

Jay Pasachoff

Williamstown

The writer is a professor of astronomy and director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College.

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