Farming UK reports that with solar having the potential to be the new ‘cash crop’ for farmers, who at present would be eligible for any feed-in tariff payments, there is a shortage of ‘Brown Field’ sites.
The call comes amidst concerns that foreign investors won’t always be “sensitive to protecting our countryside”. A consequence that may face battles with local planning groups and residents alike.
Apparently, companies from Europe, China and Japan are inundating farmers with “lucrative rental deals” creating a “solar power gold rush”.
Whether you’re a farmer, land owner or interested in what happens to the countryside around you, I think you’ll find the full article interesting. Read it here.
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