Solar farms have generated quite a bit of controversy in recent elections. They can be hotspots for passionate debate between those supporting the shift to sustainable, renewable energy at scale and those wanting to preserve arable land for agricultural use. In this article, we look specifically at the proposal for a solar farm in West Welwyn, in Hertfordshire's Green Belt, and break down the research that underlies points in favor and points opposed to the installation.
For the avoidance of doubt, I’m the dummy in this scenario. My partner and I struck out to renovate a pair of barns on our property, and it was important to me to pursue sustainability wherever possible, remain efficient, and be economically viable.