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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
    All these solar farms seem to be going to run into problems with undergrowth, rapidly growing up and shading the panels.

    We need toothless rabbits to eat the grass and keep it manicured, we could then eat te rabbits too. What else could eat the grass, our local one was supposed to be being grazed by sheep but that didn't happen,
    • CommentAuthorTriassic
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
    I have a flock of solar farm sheep, I only charge £10/sheep/day. Bargain!!!
    • CommentAuthorgravelld
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
    Robot lawnmower, charged by the panels of course.
    • CommentAuthoratomicbisf
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
    Why toothless? And how would they nibble the grass off without teeth?
    • CommentAuthorEd Davies
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
    Don't you want rabbits with teeth but which don't dig holes?
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
    Legless then. Baaa-gin
    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
    Planning application for solar farm a few miles from us mention grazing by sheep. I'm not sure if that's really to keep the grass down or to persuade the planners they aren't' taking good arable land out of production. The land has always been used for crops, very little sheep farming in the area.
    • CommentAuthorskyewright
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
    Posted By: tonyAll these solar farms seem to be going to run into problems with undergrowth, rapidly growing up and shading the panels.

    At which point yields would go down, which would hit income from the farm & the bean counters would realise that something needed to be done?

    Yes it should be thought of in advance, but...
    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015 edited
    PS We have loads of rabbits. I still have to cut my lawn regularly and the hedge every year. How about kangaroos or giraffe? Perhaps the shadows from giraffe would be a problem :-)
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
    Who is going to care when the weeds grow up, they already are.
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2015
    They just use weed killer, and not many weeds grow much above a couple of foot, panels are mounted high up usually.
    • CommentAuthorwoodgnome
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2015
    I think a lot of the reasons sheep grazing was mentioned was to keep it in agricultural use to qualify for SPS payments.....until the latest review where land with solar PV doesn't qualify for payments under the new SPS scheme. Bet that caught a few farmers out!
    • CommentAuthorEd Davies
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2015
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