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Downs Solar Farm

On 23 Apr 2013 at 10:48am Bumpkin wrote:
I saw an article on the Argus website today about the possibilty of a solar farm between Ringmer and Lewes....That'll be interesting!

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On 23 Apr 2013 at 11:54am I dont live in lewes... wrote:
I think solar's a great idea and I hope they get permission though I expect the Nimbi's will be sharpening their pencils.
On 23 Apr 2013 at 12:06pm Lightbulb wrote:
Or how about a big fan thing on a hill
On 23 Apr 2013 at 12:19pm i dont live in lewes... wrote:
As a country we're not energy self sufficient, and with no clear energy policy that situation will likely worsen. Energy efficiency being a given, the more divergence in ways of generation the better. In the end I'm sure the government will bow to the Big 6's wishes and take the route which will realise the greatest profit for them.
On 23 Apr 2013 at 12:43pm Rods Tiger wrote:
Won't it be nice if the owner of that land, who will presumably make the profit from the solar farm, emphasises their green principles by using the track that runs from the road by the current sub-station to Stoneham to create a public cycle path. Thus linking the 'half cycle path' from Ringmer to Lewes. The track in question runs neatly across the front of the proposed solar farm.
On 23 Apr 2013 at 2:21pm Zebedee wrote:
Well, maybe that ought to made a condition of planning permission, like Tesco's creating road junctions etc. Quite feasible.
On 23 Apr 2013 at 3:59pm belladonna wrote:
Why don't they surround the Glynde 'wind farm' with them and keep all the eco energy in one place...?
On 23 Apr 2013 at 5:17pm Rods Tiger wrote:
@belladonna - It could be that the wind turbine feeds Glyndebourne so they put it near it and it makes sense to put the solar farm right next to the local electricity sub-station. I think.
On 25 Apr 2013 at 4:49pm mickyboy wrote:
there could well be an issue with the CAA, as of an installer of solar heating back in the 70's an issue was raised with a system in pevensey reflecting and complains came in from commercial pilots. the proposed ringmer istallation may not affect commercial flights as they are southwards, but private aircraft and gliders could be seriously affected.
On 25 Apr 2013 at 7:18pm i dont live in lewes... wrote:
Many other countries have large scale solar farms, presumably they also have aircraft.
They seem to coexist.

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