05 Nov '12, 4pm

Scotland

Scotland

Last week, I posted on the launch of the world's largest community owned solar project in sunny old England . Travel North, across the border with Scotland, and you'll find communities who are pushing for more wind turbines and community ownership as Scotland guns for 100% renewables by 2020 . But wind isn't the only resource that the Scots have up their sleeves. They are already pushing hard on marine power , and now the Scotsman reports that there are plans to bring large-scale solar to Scottish farms : Scotland on Sunday has learned that a Glasgow-based solar panel developer, TGC Ren­ewables, is in talks with Scottish farms to set up two test sites following successful trials in the south of England. Although Scotland enjoys fewer hours of sunshine than Devon and Cornwall, developers insist that longer daylight hours and microclimates linked to the jet stream make large...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/large-scale-so...

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