I read with great interest the editorial regarding the placement of solar collectors on several of the Bozeman schools. It seems this came about thanks to a thoughtful student with community and school district support.

I trust the school district will join the many local citizens who attended the recent PSC meeting here in Bozeman recently and those individuals and businesses who've taken the time to share their thoughts with the Montana Public Service Commission. In case folks are unaware, NorthWestern Energy has requested some very significant changes not only in rates, but also in how the contribution of individual solar projects will be handled financially.

These requested changes will more than likely make the additional solar collectors to a home or business of no financial advantage to owners of such systems.

Please take a few moments to contact the Montana Public Service Commission and share your support of solar projects in Montana, whether homes, businesses or schools.

Jocelyn Barker