By Ron Rybs
October 12, 2016 9:37am CST
Who would have thought it, England can be on the sunny side. On my trip up north, I remembered to grab a photograph of the solar panel farm, that is a little south of Peterborough. I am all for renewable energy, but this particular solar array causes me to pause as it is built on what is productive farmland. There were plans for another solar farm to be built, but at moment they seem to be on hold. Slightly further south is a small wind farm. Here most of the farm land is still available for food production. Of course, these huge turbines have a unique set of problems, all their own, but out here in the middle of nowhere they less of an issue. As the picture shows, England is a heck of a sunny place!
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29 Oct 16
@Ronrybs Have you seen the oldest grapevine of the world at Hampton Court?
Listed in 2005 as the world's longest grape vine, the Great Vine at Hampton Court Palace is a fantastic spectacle and prolific producer of black grapes.
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13 Oct 16
Sun in England is a luxury--- well at least when I visited in 1984 as I think in the 12 days we were there, only 5 were actually sunny and as far as renewable solar energy use, oh I wish America would do more of this and stop relying solely on fossil fuel !