Weatherwatch: solar farms with added food

New panels harvest blue and green light for electricity, letting red light through to crops belowWith solar farms in the sunny south of England now being economically viable without subsidy there is disquiet in the shires about them changing the character of the countryside. On less good quality land most solar farms now include grazing for sheep and wildflower areas as part of their proposals to counter the criticism that the black panels are creating an industrial landscape.Now British scientists have come up with a better alternative: semi-transparent solar panels that allow crops to be grown underneath. The tinted panels… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/21/weatherwatch-solar-farms-with-added-food

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