[Talk-GB] RFC: Solar panel mapping in the UK

Tony Shield tony.shield999 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 17:35:34 UTC 2019


In the last 18 months or so I've noticed that most of the new housing 
estates near me (Chorley Lancashire) have roof mounted solar panels. Is 
there a new regulation that all new builds have solar?



On 03/04/2019 17:46, ael via Talk-GB wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 03, 2019 at 05:23:03PM +0100, Dan S wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'd like to propose that for OSM in the UK we have a project to map
>> solar electricity panels (photovoltaics or "PV").
>> Why? In brief:
>> * We can do this! It involves a nice mix of aerial imagery, local
>> on-the-ground observation, etc; and anyone can do it, in the town and
>> in the countryside.
> The solar farms that I have tried to map on the ground with gps usually
> have very restricted access. I don't know if they are scared of people
> stealing the panels, or other equipment. The panels themselves are quite
> low potential, I think, but maybe if they are strung together in
> series, there can be hazardous voltages.
> ael
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