Terry Franklin, Belle Meade's building officer, said the town only allows power generating equipment to be placed on the ground level. "Solar panels are generators," Franklin said. "We told them they couldn't do it," he said. "They wanted to try anyway, but we convinced them it was something the board wouldn't allow."
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Oh, Suuuuure . . . It's Not His Fault . . .
I read that a town official in Belle Meade, TN responded to critics of Al Gore's energy-guzzling Monster House. It seems he really, really wanted to install roof top solar panels but, gosh darn it, it turns out that even the Messiah of the Ecosphere could not overcome CC&R's.
So what's a Savior of the Earth supposed to do? Sure, he could have installed ground generators, but it would have disturbed the landscaping. C'mon, people, have a heart . . .