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

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 15:38:13 UTC 2019

Yup, I don't think industrial is appropriate in many circumstances, any
more than it would be for an area of wind turbines on moorland. For
instance I've seen sheep grazing in between the panels (which IIRC are
mounted on heliostats) on this solar farm:
I presume that after installation the ground is more-or-less as it was (not
for instance contaminated as is the case of many rural industrial areas,
nor with traffic of heavy goods vehicles).


On Thu, 4 Apr 2019 at 16:25, Russ Garrett <russ at garrett.co.uk> wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Apr 2019 at 16:18, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>
> wrote:
> > Why not? If area is covered by solar panels then it is used for power
> generation.
> > And power generation seems clear case of industrial use
> I guess it is. I just think "industrial" carries a number of
> connotations which solar power doesn't have. Also, in some cases the
> land under/around solar farms is used for grazing, or at any rate it's
> still mostly grass. I'm not too bothered either way, though.
> Cheers,
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> Russ Garrett
> russ at garrett.co.uk
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