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Actually installed while we staying at the farm at Kelhelland in Cornwall. Set a few yards from a wall and hedge, not as intrusive in the landscape as windmills. I wonderd what the structure was for at first, as the supporting posts were a lot longer before being cut to shape. I think it looks a little close to the ground on the low edge, grass trimming will have to be done with care.

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i am told these things take a long while to be economically viable, but they are enviromentally responsible. i wonder if vandalism is not a concern here?
John Prior: Not sure on the economics, but must be worthwhile. On private land, with some holiday cottages for couples only. I would think machinery or grazing animals might prove more of a concern to the lower edge
YAY Solar!!!
John Prior: One could say that smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Jul 2014, 06:36
I am in favour of these things, far less intrusive than ruddy windmills!
John Prior: Yes I think so, the novelty of windmills has long worn off
Living not far from East Midlands Airport I am aware they want to cover several acres of local fields with these 'things' much to the total disgust of the people in the village of Kegworth nearby. I think it is still 'battle in progress'
John Prior: There is a big difference between moderation and excess. Lots of ideas that seem to work in countries with large land masses and proportionally sparse populations don't translate well here.
there has got to be a way to make them more efficient and smaller!!!
John Prior: No doubt that will happen, would be cool also if built into new building roofs instead as added as an afterthought
I am waiting for the time that house roofs are just a complete solar panel. Not these daft things they are sticking on top which will probably fall off when the fittings rust.

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