Support for solar power is waning
Solar is lower maintenance and more constant [than wind], and it is currently easier to find sites.
But Mr Rowson predicted: "I think we'll see the tide change. Already, protest groups are getting pretty mobile and the goodwill towards PV applications on this scale will eventually run out.
August 10, 2012
in Western Morning News
Public "goodwill" towards large-scale solar farms will eventually run out as more massive applications are lodged in the Westcountry, an expert has predicted.
Companies are currently competing in a "dash" to secure the best sites for photovoltaic (PV) panels in Cornwall, where solar radiation levels are higher than anywhere else in the country, with Devon close behind.
It has put the South West at the forefront of a renewables "gold rush", with solar PV applications increasing by 600 per cent in just one year, and talks in progress over applications as big as 224 acres - nearly six times the size of... [continue via Web link]