14 Sep '11, 12pm

Solar Farm Opens in UK's "First Solar-Powered Town" (Video)

Solar Farm Opens in UK's "First Solar-Powered Town" (Video)

Wadebridge, Cornwall has already hit headlines for its push for 30% renewables by 2015 , and while a government review of subsidies for large-scale solar has put a spanner in the works for some of the larger projects planned, there is also good news. With solar prices in the UK tumbling , clean energy is an increasingly viable option for households and businesses alike. Here we see an update from Wadebridge as solar entrepreneur and former oil man Jeremy Leggett helps launch the town's first solar farm. Let's hope it's the first of many. As Jeremy Leggett argues, the unifying, inspiring influence of solar should not be underestimated. While it is true that costs are currently higher than some fossil fuels, the price difference between solar and coal is narrowing fast . And given that there are many reasons why going solar is about much more than money , we could very well ...

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