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According to NW News last night;  WBC has secured energy supplies from solar farms sited near Hull !   Seems we  don't have sufficient space in Warrington for solar farms.  Presumably there won't be a direct supply cable from the solar farm to Warrington, so presumably the farm sells into the grid, which off-sets WBC consumption ?   But surely, rather than taking up rural fields with solar farms, couldn't we use the mass of roof space available in the Town ?    :wacko:

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One near York as well ,i believe . There certainly must enough roof space available  in Warrington to avoid a green field site.

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Whilst some Council flats now have solar panels;  surely ALL public buildings should have them; and perhaps planning policies could deal with all new builds ?

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with the size of new build houses these days a roof full of solar panels would not provide enough output to light a porch light.

Wonder if the new "market" will have a solar panel roof, or why there was not one put on the multi storey car park. may possibly be due to us being on a flight path of two airports. Don't want to dazzle the pilots as they come in to land.

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Shouldn't really matter where they put them after all they mostly all just feed into the grid. As for it wasting a field well I think I heard someone say that from an environmentalist point of view, a UK solar farm is good because it can't be over cultivated and so creates a sheltered habitat for wildlife. 

We'll just have to hope now that no major technological breakthroughs occur in the next twenty or so years that might bring energy cost down otherwise it might never pay for itself.

 

Bill :)

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Don't worry Bill, according to Charlie we'll all be dead in less than 18 months (less than 12 years if you believe AOC).

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