Thanks for your thoughtful comment. My post wasn't meant to be "anti-solar" by any means, I'm actually a big fan, it's intent was much more to push people who have shaded lots or live in areas where trees are abundant, grow fast and water is plentiful (clearly not Phoenix!) to look at community projects rather than chop down trees.
The backstory on the image which prompted the post was that squirrels built a nest under one of the solar panels, which led to a fire. It didn't destroy the person's roof, his array or his house but prompted him to cut down the trees to avoid a recurrence ... but given what he had to chopn down, I'm not convinced he was a good candidate for solar from the beginning!