[Talk-GB] RFC: Solar panel mapping in the UK
61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 22:22:34 UTC 2019
Don't use landuse=grass.
Use surface=grass and/or landcover=grass to state the land cover, I'd
use these with the power=plant tag.
(For those that don't know .. I hate the tag landuse=grass)
On 05/04/19 02:38, SK53 wrote:
> 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
> <mailto:russ at garrett.co.uk>> wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Apr 2019 at 16:18, Mateusz Konieczny
> <matkoniecz at tutanota.com <mailto: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.
> Russ Garrett
> russ at garrett.co.uk <mailto:russ at garrett.co.uk>
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