Cash cut for solar farms that blight countryside: Energy minister set to announce review of subsidies
So here we have confirmation that government policy is going to be less supportive to field scale solar for farms. This makes sense; their popularity is derived from the attractive rents that landowners can achieve for hosting these schemes rather than the electricity produced by them. We believe that PV should be installed at the point of consumption, not miles away from any demand.
It won’t be long before PV installations on the roofspace of factories, warehouses, schools and shopping centre car-parks can be installed without any government support. It’s difficult to see that ever being the case with huge schemes on farmland which would be better used for growing food.
Government has made some big mistakes with it’s renewable policy over the past few years, this current thinking might just make sense.