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

Warin 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: 
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/168359464#map=15/39.8239/-5.6562&layers=N. 
> 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).
> Jerry
> 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.
>     Cheers,
>     -- 
>     Russ Garrett
>     russ at garrett.co.uk <mailto:russ at garrett.co.uk>

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