Solar Energy is fascinating stuff! We've explained the process in some detail below:
1. The solar farm works by using photovoltaic (PV) panels to convert sunlight into electricity. The process is both physical and chemical and involves the crystallising of atoms in order to create an electric current.
2. The processes involved use a clean and sustainable energy technology, which uses the planets most widely distributed and plentiful renewable energy source – the sun.
3. The panels are mounted on the ground on racks at a 30 degree angle. The heights range from 2ft7ins and 9ft6ins and this ensures that the land can still be used for agriculture - particularly grazing.
The renewable energy supplied by this project has been received well in Dorset.
The sites use high yield panels to deliver over 70MW of solar generation when running at peak.
This provides the power requirements for around 27,000 houses.