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Ground mounted solar farms and agricultural land: The Facts

Claims that ground mounted solar farms jeopardise food security are false. The opposite is true, and this briefing explains the role of solar farms in supporting the food supply in Wales, as well as its contribution to wider economic and climate change objectives.

It is intended to help members of the public, Senedd Members, MPs, planning officials and others with an interest in countryside management to understand how solar energy fits into Wales’ land use needs.

The briefing looks at the relationship between ground mounted solar and land use and soils, energy costs and food security.

A welsh version of this briefing is available here.

Solar Energy UK is available to discuss the topics in this briefing at request.