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Solar Power is Not a Land Use Problem

| Written by John Farrell | 1 Comment | Updated on Nov 17, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/solar-power-not-land-use-problem/

While large-scale solar creates contention between environmental advocates and renewable energy proponents, the truth is that there are thousands of acres in already developed land where solar can easily fit.  This infographic explains.

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  • BP

    While I agree that those locations are prime candidates for PV, putting shaded panels under power lines seems iffy and finding a place to tie in to the grid for long stretches of remote roads seems like the limiting factor….