Solar power has been a sound concept for over 200 years and the first developments of this technology were made in the 1860s, but it is only now that we are seeing its application among homes across Great Britain.
In the news this week, The Courier is reporting that farmers in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, could be in for a windfall on land after plans have been unveiled which aim to transform these areas into one of Scotland’s next-generation solar energy hubs. The plans, which build on one major scheme in the Carse of Gowrie that has already been approved, could see famers paid as much as £700 per acre on a lease basis. With the plans forecasting a 25-year plan, this means farmers could rake in as much as £2 million in extra income over the course of it.
The plans have been unveiled as a way to help Scotland meet emissions targets set by the Scottish Government.
So what are the specifics?
Well, the plan has been created by Freewatt Developments Ltd for Shire End at Forgandenny. The plan would see the creation of a site featuring 83,200 high-tech solar panels if given the go ahead by Perth and Kinross Council, which would have the potential to generate enough energy to power in excess of 5,000 homes.