03 Oct '11, 4pm

Solar Farms on Old Mine Sites Shining Examples of Smart Land Use

UK solar plant was constructed on old tine mine site When Lightsource Energy and Solar Century opted to develop a large solar farm on a closed tine mine site in the UK they were laying a solid footprint for responsible land use and stewardship. As Derry Newman, Solarcentury’s CEO, stated: “To see a tin mine diversify into producing 21st century clean solar energy, provides an optimistic glimpse of where we’re now heading for our energy production. Wheal Jane’s solar farm demonstrates that solar technology can contribute to our clean energy future, and quickly.” Solar farms of this scale are starting to have more of a featured position in the renewable energy mix of this country. Solarcentury designed and constructed this site, powering over 400 homes, in less than two months. “Solar is not to be underestimated; it is the fastest growing energy technology in the world, simp...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/03/solar-farms-on-old-mi...

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