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  1. Bob Demarko on October 16, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    usual case of the world gone crazy,so called global economy,stick these up on productive land where the sun hardly shines,but leave places such as the sahara,Arizona desserts barren? great

  2. Jeff Banks on October 16, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Of course its going to be messy its a construction site. Grass grows back, you know! I’m shocked those panels aren’t better secured or protected from the public. So much for the security! There’s a fortune just siting there for some nerk to break/steal.

  3. Odhran McLeod on October 16, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Great video as always. The solar farm is coming along nicely. How far is it from your farm?
    Odhran:)

  4. Geraldine Lancaster on October 16, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Richard, considering what these panels provide I can’t help but feel you are overstating the "mess" and being a little bias in these videos. Sure there is some churned up mud but it’s wet and within a month or two the grass will have grown back just fine. It’s not like cows don’t churn up the ground otherwise.

    Solar energy is the future, harnessing the sun’s energy is an endless supply, it will give the UK an independent energy source as well as meaning we can cut down on burning carbon fuels that are killing our entire planet. Everyone should be embracing solar and other sustainable sources of energy as they are securing a future for our children and grandchildren.

    I recognise you are a farmer and would rather see the land be used for food but we have enough food & we need need more greener energy, so I really hope you can start to see the positives in using farmland for solar as well as it’s more traditional functions.

  5. einn32 on October 16, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    This is the new type of farming I guess – harvesting the suns’ energy to produce power. It will make the farmer more money per acre than beef, sheep, dairy etc. ever could with less work I take it! It will take adapting for people though to see good fertile land planted with solar panels.

    How will grass grow under these panels? Is there enough sun in the UK to justify these?

    It’s hard to know if this will occur in Ireland but given the returns it is possible. Good news for Irish farming though if you guys are putting solar panels on your fields!! 

  6. Joanne Hamilton on October 16, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    first comment

  7. Elice Quillinane on October 16, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Good grief, acres and acres of panels. I couldn’t tell from the quick look at the surface, but I presume that very little light could reach the ground. Meaning the sheep will graze on the strips between the arrays?. 

  8. Massey 6180 on October 16, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Have you consider the consequences of trespassing before going about the solar farm Rich? You should get some solar panels on the farm.

  9. Tom Forrest on October 16, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Another great video

  10. bluemtnsman on October 16, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Interesting indeed.  I quite sympathize with you when you view the muddy mess, though I am thinking that is just a temporary state until the equipment can be gotten away.

    I have mixed feelings regarding solar farms being installed on decent crop and grazing land.  On the one hand we require the power and it is quite a clean source,,, on the other hand we are being denied usable land, by and large, for agriculture.

  11. R MacK on October 16, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Did you say that there is a life span on these solar farms and will the power company come along after that,if they can be removed, and remove all this stuff so that it can be turned into arable land again. Another sad thing is that the farmer who owns this land is probably making more money out these acres turning them into a solar farm than he/she would if they were actually farmed.

  12. Kitty Löwe on October 16, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    why the heck would you nic solar panels lol its not like you can sell them

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