Floating solar panels distract reservoir visitors from nature

The incorporation of floating solar panels is a laudable clean energy move in our land-scarce country (Siting solar energy farms at reservoirs; Sept 30).

However, it is disappointing to read that this idea may be extended to some public reservoirs like Lower Seletar.

Parents are constantly encouraged to engage their children in more nature learning and to wean them off the cyber world.

It would be difficult to do this if we are going to transform our scenic reservoirs into sites featuring high-tech infrastructure.

We should focus on efforts to cut down unnecessary wastage of residential energy instead.

This may entail less use of air-conditioners and water heaters, and refraining from overstuffing our refrigerators with food.

Lim Chee Khiam

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