In roof panels (as opposed to on roof) are getting more common. As an alternative to a slate roof I don't think theyre prohibitive, but whether they look expensive as a fibre cement replacement?Rather mixed feelings. Those thousands of acres of solar panels will produce many, many times the energy of the same acreage in maize for biogas, although in direct correlation to the amount of sunshine.
I rather wish that there was someone who made solar panel roofs, rather than plonking them on as an add-on. I might shove up a straw barn or two if that was the case.
BP Lightsource aren’t the best. Sheep should be able to graze under with no concerns.I do believe all of these solar farms should be set up so they can at least be grazed by sheep under the panels. It should also be a planning requirement.
Must be a win win for Co2 reduction that way.
We used to graze two of these, but they have now changed hands (we think to BP) and the new owners have stopped any grazing and now just mow under them.
still graze sheep. Depending on amount of usable land And grid size the density will dictate the optimum design. Plenty of sun will hit the ground in the middle of the day, the skill iscatching low winter sun and early / late summer sun.What grows under them ? Surely a certain square inch of land can only be hit by the ray of sunshine once, it's either hitting a solar panel or the earth ? Genuine question not being funny, never seen a solar farm in the flesh. We have a couple of roof systems, one making 12v the other into the grid, they both on roofs.
I agree with the OP they should be illegal on farmland. Windmills I like.
his SF wasn’t big enough to stretch that far?Why not a Tesla?
Plenty of crops were grown to feed horses a hundred years ago,wasnt it about 25 % of production,solar panels seem more environmentally friendly than AD plants,perhaps some one could come along and do the maths but when I did it fag packet style I thought solar panels used about 10% of area compared to AD for same outputJust a crop like any other as far as I am concerned.
Plenty of farmers grew crops for intervention or based on subs, what's the difference,
see #26.Plenty of crops were grown to feed horses a hundred years ago,wasnt it about 25 % of production,solar panels seem more environmentally friendly than AD plants,perhaps some one could come along and do the maths but when I did it fag packet style I thought solar panels used about 10% of area compared to AD for same output
What about good food growing land growing crops for whisky? Is that not also a waste?seems very wrong to me, read that plans to build a very large solar farm covering a couple of thousands of acres north suffolk ,cambridgeshire area, what do others think ? i can see the point of covering large roofs such as warehouses or any roofs, i think that all this large scale new house building thats going on or will be built in the future should have to have solar panels built from new as law, but not surely on good arable land that we are loosing to development and have not much at all ?
Some one nameless said they would never put in a solar farm , until all his friendly village neighbours objected to him replacing his old chicken sheds with new.Solar farms are hideous.
I’d rather live next to a housing or industrial estate. At least they are providing jobs and/or housing. Put them on roofs for goodness sake.
Massively affect the public perception of farmers too- a farmer near put one in and ten years later half the village still won’t speak to them. It’s not a big community either. Is it really worth it?