Barbara Kochan wrote:IMHO solar panels should not be arrayed in large numbers to be controlled by power companies, but be on individual buildings (homes and businesses) thereby not requiring extra land, eliminating the need for transmission lines, and making large scale power problems (due to weather, greed, or sabotage) history.
In Germany it is common to see the ubiquitous large agricultural or commercial buildings covered in solar panels. It’s rather impressive effort and the most appropriate place for panels IMHO. I’d rather see land restored to habitat for the many threatened species than covered with panels. What is really need is much more efficient panels so less space would be needed.
While it’s a interesting concept the ground mounted panel is not new. RVers have been setting panels out on the ground for years. And they do get broken.