The East of England Farmers swap Seeds for Solar!
The east of England tends to have sunnier weather and is renowned for its flat landscapes, so, with UK Power Networks ditching the upfront cost to connect to the local energy grids you can understand why more farmers and landowners are seeking out renewable energy developers!
Solar farms plans for the east of England has more than doubled in the 1st two quarters of 2021 with the latest statistics showing a increased request to 840 megawatts the equivalent of 2 million residential household panels.
New rules in place from the start of 2020 meant that solar farm developers can connect to the grid quicker and more economically than ever before in exchange for allowing the UK Power Networks to reduce their electricity output at times of low energy demand!
Sounds like a win-win… this led to a nine-year high in the number of solar-farm applications to connect to the UK Power Networks grid even with the Covid-19 pandemic. In real terms these increased applications could see a yield of more than double the solar energy capacity from the east of England in the same months of last year. That would equal enough solar energy to power the equivalent of 400,000 homes!
What is solar energy?
Simply put it is energy sourced from the sun. The sun is incredible and radiates unbelievable amounts of energy, for example did you know that in an hour the sun could produce enough energy to meet the worlds electricity demand for a whole year! Thankfully due to advancements in technology this means we can harvest this energy and use it to power all sorts of things including our Solar Powered Lighting Towers.
Just a few advantages of Solar Energy powered Lighting Towers
- It is clean! Producing no carbon emissions or pollutants, and, according to some scientists the sun will continue to shine for around 5 billion years meaning we won’t run out of solar energy for as long as we occupy plant earth.
- It pays for itself! By generating your own electricity, it means costs are cut and the unit will pay for itself.
- Accessible for off-grid areas – perfect for those locations that are not near the national grid or not possible. They can be utilised wherever there is access to sunlight making it a very accessible and flexible method of energy generation.
The UK’s renewable electricity outperformed fossil fuel generation for the first time in 2020 and potentially could remain the largest source of electricity in the future… so we are on the right track to becoming a nation of wind harvesting and solar experts! Why not look at ways to include this in your rental line-up? Clients are switched on and understand not only the green benefits but also the environmental and health impact this has.