Solar PV is recognised as a reliable part of the renewables energy mix and will add to the security of electricity supply in the years to come as more power plants are closed. The issues of meeting the UK’s energy needs is a pressing one that will be felt in the short term on both a local and national level, particularly as nuclear and coal fired power stations come to the end of their operational life.
Solar energy systems require comparatively little maintenance and are silent when in operation. At the end of the projects operating life the panels will be simply removed and the site returned to its former use. Solar energy can be harvested using low grade agricultural land with minimum impact, increasing renewable energy supplies and providing farmers with a long term source of additional income.