On Friday 04 July solar farms up and down the country opened their doors to the public to show the public what they can do to support farmers and wildlife
Local residents, schools, businesses and community groups made their way to nearby solar farms in their area to ask questions about how solar makes the electricity that lights their homes and powers their lives.
The Solar Trade Association’s chief executive Paul Barwell said: “Solar is a secure, home-grown solution to Britain’s dual crises of security of supply and spiralling energy bills. It means independence from fossil fuel imports and independence for consumers.
“Solar Independence Day is about involving local people and raising awareness of the facts: solar makes no noise, has no moving parts and produces no waste or carbon. In fact, it is Britain’s most popular form of energy development.”