Cover Story - SOLAR POWER: The growing debate about using prime agricultural land for power generation


Farmers worry about stray voltage and land values, councils are concerned about the lack of tax revenues from solar power development, but the provincial government seems determined to press ahead

Farmers concerned about whether a solar farm could end up their neighborhood should look up – way up. Developers wanting to locate solar farms don’t just need land, they need access to certain kinds of power lines which allow them to hook into the grid.

Better Farming - April 2009