Tag: solar farms

Solar farms can boost biodiversity – but more data is needed

In the latest of his solar series for elemental, Dr Seb Berry discusses the latest report on solar farms’ impact on wildlife.

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Solar farms can be wildlife havens

A report from Solar Energy UK has found that solar farms are home to many declining species. The report, Solar Habitat: Ecological trends on solar farms in the UK, states that linnets, a bird on the UK’s red list of conservation concern, were found across more than half of the 37 solar farms in the […]

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How local authorities are using their own land and buildings to generate energy

Ahead of an elemental webinar next week, James O’Malley found out how councils can benefit from investing in renewable energy. It’s not a great time to be a local authority. With budgets tighter than ever, and facing challenges like housing and social care, it might seem like a strange time to throw climate change on […]

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Data shows 2022 will be key for solar farms

According to the latest report from AMA Research, 2022 is set to be the year for the acceleration of the construction of utility scale solar farms. As of quarter one 2022, there are more than 30 projects which have a combined capacity of > 3 gigawatts, all of which have consent and are due to […]

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Bruton Knowles appointed to source solar sites in UK

Chartered Surveyor Bruton Knowles, has been appointed by Green Solar Energy UK – a subsidiary of German renewable firm Gruene Energien Solar GmbH – to identify suitable locations across the UK to expand into the British market. The company specialises in designing ground mounted or floating solar farms on big plots of land, to deliver […]

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Research shows public support for solar farms

Solar Energy UK and Copper Consultancy have launched 2022: A Bright Future for Solar: Realising the UK’s Potential, a study into public attitudes to solar. The report reveals a high level of public support for solar farms, with 56% of respondents supporting the development of large-scale solar projects in their local area compared to 25% in […]

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