Solar panel theft on Isle of Wight

Last week, the Isle of Wight’s news service reported the theft of two solar panels from a solar farm on the outskirts of Newport.

Police were appealing for any horse riders, walkers or cyclists who may have been using the adjacent footpaths, to come forward if they saw anything suspicious.

They believe the theft took place between 8.30pm (sat 30th july) and 10am (sun 31st july).

The panels were part of the farm’s first phase which had only just been connected to the grid in the past few days.

It’s a stark reminder, especially to those with solar farms to keep an extra eye on their panels.

Solar companies and individual householders should be on the alert for someone offering them ‘cheap’ panels for sale.

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