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Should solar power be replacing agriculture?

Solar farms also do not have to be built in the countryside, taking prime agricultural land away from food production. Other alternative sites are available, using roofs of commercial buildings and industrial parks.

This is especially topical with the significant increases in the cost of living being experienced at the moment, as highlighted in numerous publications including The Economist: The coming food catastrophe.


There is a huge opportunity to generate solar energy in other locations such as the industrial parks of Ashford, Sevington inland border facility, and in France, developers are constructing a solar park alongside the A19 motorway.

Our recent article published by the Canterbury Society has highlighted many of the challenges with the proposal.

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