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Planned Ford Island solar panels fought

The Navy wants to install a photovoltaic system over a runway, but historic preservationists oppose it

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 23, 2012

~~<p>The Navy wants to cover Ford Island's historic runway with photovoltaic panels &mdash; an addition the service said would &quot;define and interpret&quot; the original runway while providing environment-friendly power.</p>
<p>But the neighboring Pacific Aviation Museum calls the proposal an &quot;atrocity&quot; in light of the airfield's rich history.</p>
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The Navy wants to cover Ford Island's historic runway with photovoltaic panels — an addition the service said would "define and interpret" the original runway while providing environment-friendly power.

But the neighboring Pacific Aviation Museum calls the proposal an "atrocity" in light of the airfield's rich history. Login for more...



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