Energy giant wins first round of solar farm battle in Hampshire countryside

Energy giant wins first round of solar farm battle in Hampshire countryside

Energy giant wins first round of solar farm battle in Hampshire countryside

First published in News

A GERMAN green energy giant has won the first round of its battle to build Britain’s biggest solar farm in the Hampshire countryside.

In a shock move, Test Valley councillors went against planning officers’ advice and backed Kronos Solar Projects’ 225,456-panel scheme on a 200-acre site at Eveley Farm, between Broughton and Houghton.

However, the borough’s planning control committee will have the final say.

The proposed solar farm would produce 35Mw of electricity a year, but critics fear that the project, on land owned by Test Valley councillor Danny Busk, would have an unacceptable impact on the area.

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11:15am Wed 30 Jul 14

Mr E says...

This says it all

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'the project, on land owned by Test Valley councillor Danny Busk'
This says it all Quote 'the project, on land owned by Test Valley councillor Danny Busk' Mr E
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12:16pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Andy Locks Heath says...

We need good quality agricultural land more than we need subsidy driven solar farms this far from the equator. The calibre of our Government ministers and officials has never been so low. There is virtually no understanding of the world we live in - you only have to look at MP's qualifications and training to realise that they are more or less incapable of speaking with authority on anything.
We need good quality agricultural land more than we need subsidy driven solar farms this far from the equator. The calibre of our Government ministers and officials has never been so low. There is virtually no understanding of the world we live in - you only have to look at MP's qualifications and training to realise that they are more or less incapable of speaking with authority on anything. Andy Locks Heath
  • Score: 2

2:36pm Wed 30 Jul 14

forest hump says...

Andy Locks Heath wrote:
We need good quality agricultural land more than we need subsidy driven solar farms this far from the equator. The calibre of our Government ministers and officials has never been so low. There is virtually no understanding of the world we live in - you only have to look at MP's qualifications and training to realise that they are more or less incapable of speaking with authority on anything.
Unfortunately this country is Governed by ill informed idiots and the alternatives are no better.
Once politicians get involved with strategic engineering decisions all hope is lost. Should be left to the professionals. If this land cannot be successfully farmed then housing should be the next priority. This is all down to trying to achieve ridiculous, pie-in-the-sky renewable targets set by the EU. Get on and build nuclear or gas turbine from shale gas. Something which will provide additional solid, reliable energy baseload. Not a random, variable ineffective alternative.
[quote][p][bold]Andy Locks Heath[/bold] wrote: We need good quality agricultural land more than we need subsidy driven solar farms this far from the equator. The calibre of our Government ministers and officials has never been so low. There is virtually no understanding of the world we live in - you only have to look at MP's qualifications and training to realise that they are more or less incapable of speaking with authority on anything.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately this country is Governed by ill informed idiots and the alternatives are no better. Once politicians get involved with strategic engineering decisions all hope is lost. Should be left to the professionals. If this land cannot be successfully farmed then housing should be the next priority. This is all down to trying to achieve ridiculous, pie-in-the-sky renewable targets set by the EU. Get on and build nuclear or gas turbine from shale gas. Something which will provide additional solid, reliable energy baseload. Not a random, variable ineffective alternative. forest hump
  • Score: 2

10:19am Tue 5 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

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Flywheels for harvesting transport energy and storing excess renewable energy from wind, solar farms etc...


Strangely a technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage...


Anyway... the Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to (among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels)

Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. By avoiding wasting the energy every time a bus stops the system is projected to deliver fuel savings in the order of 25%.

http://www2.warwick.
ac.uk/newsandevents/
pressreleases/1631_b
illion_advanced/


,,

P.S.. I don't support covering good Arable / Pasture Land with today's inefficient solar panels when flexible, transparent ultrathin solar panels are just around (5 years off ) the corner.. huge solar greenhouses generating power, increasing food yields and saving water..


http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/11255130
.Community_owned_sol
ar_farm_takes_shape



,,
,, Flywheels for harvesting transport energy and storing excess renewable energy from wind, solar farms etc... Strangely a technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage... Anyway... the Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to (among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels) Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. By avoiding wasting the energy every time a bus stops the system is projected to deliver fuel savings in the order of 25%. http://www2.warwick. ac.uk/newsandevents/ pressreleases/1631_b illion_advanced/ ,, P.S.. I don't support covering good Arable / Pasture Land with today's inefficient solar panels when flexible, transparent ultrathin solar panels are just around (5 years off ) the corner.. huge solar greenhouses generating power, increasing food yields and saving water.. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/11255130 .Community_owned_sol ar_farm_takes_shape ,, Dan Soton
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
,,

Flywheels for harvesting transport energy and storing excess renewable energy from wind, solar farms etc...


Strangely a technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage...


Anyway... the Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to (among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels)

Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. By avoiding wasting the energy every time a bus stops the system is projected to deliver fuel savings in the order of 25%.

http://www2.warwick.

ac.uk/newsandevents/

pressreleases/1631_b

illion_advanced/


,,

P.S.. I don't support covering good Arable / Pasture Land with today's inefficient solar panels when flexible, transparent ultrathin solar panels are just around (5 years off ) the corner.. huge solar greenhouses generating power, increasing food yields and saving water..


http://www.dailyecho

.co.uk/news/11255130

.Community_owned_sol

ar_farm_takes_shape



,,
,,

Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping


Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city.

It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil.

By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced.

http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/environm
ent/2429301.Shipping
_in_cleaner_air/



I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here.


On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City..

I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..


,,
[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: ,, Flywheels for harvesting transport energy and storing excess renewable energy from wind, solar farms etc... Strangely a technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage... Anyway... the Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to (among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels) Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. By avoiding wasting the energy every time a bus stops the system is projected to deliver fuel savings in the order of 25%. http://www2.warwick. ac.uk/newsandevents/ pressreleases/1631_b illion_advanced/ ,, P.S.. I don't support covering good Arable / Pasture Land with today's inefficient solar panels when flexible, transparent ultrathin solar panels are just around (5 years off ) the corner.. huge solar greenhouses generating power, increasing food yields and saving water.. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/11255130 .Community_owned_sol ar_farm_takes_shape ,,[/p][/quote],, Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city. It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil. By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/environm ent/2429301.Shipping _in_cleaner_air/ I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here. On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City.. I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. ,, Dan Soton
  • Score: 0

11:07am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
Dan Soton wrote:
,,

Flywheels for harvesting transport energy and storing excess renewable energy from wind, solar farms etc...


Strangely a technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage...


Anyway... the Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to (among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels)

Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. By avoiding wasting the energy every time a bus stops the system is projected to deliver fuel savings in the order of 25%.

http://www2.warwick.


ac.uk/newsandevents/


pressreleases/1631_b


illion_advanced/


,,

P.S.. I don't support covering good Arable / Pasture Land with today's inefficient solar panels when flexible, transparent ultrathin solar panels are just around (5 years off ) the corner.. huge solar greenhouses generating power, increasing food yields and saving water..


http://www.dailyecho


.co.uk/news/11255130


.Community_owned_sol


ar_farm_takes_shape



,,
,,

Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping


Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city.

It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil.

By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced.

http://www.dailyecho

.co.uk/news/environm

ent/2429301.Shipping

_in_cleaner_air/



I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here.


On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City..

I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..


,,
,,


Re: When berthed MS Queen Victoria (all cruise ships) could use a FLYWHEEL's stored energy into dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..




DEADLY CRUISE AND FERRY AIR EMISSIONS DEBATE: U.K. SHIPPING COMPANIES DECEIVE THE PUBLIC

Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jim Walker

New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015.

The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth defects, and premature deaths.

The health risks posed by the cruise industry's use of high sulfur fuels are enormous.

A SINGLE CRUISE SHIP WILL EMIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AS 13,100,000 (MILLION) CARS AND AS MUCH SOOT AS OVER 1,000,000 (MILLION) CARS.

P&O and other U.K. operators have had a long time to implement scrubber technology to protect the health of their passengers and crew and the general public. But they have persistently refused to do so.

http://www.cruiselaw
news.com/articles/po
llution-1/


,,
[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: ,, Flywheels for harvesting transport energy and storing excess renewable energy from wind, solar farms etc... Strangely a technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage... Anyway... the Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to (among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels) Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. By avoiding wasting the energy every time a bus stops the system is projected to deliver fuel savings in the order of 25%. http://www2.warwick. ac.uk/newsandevents/ pressreleases/1631_b illion_advanced/ ,, P.S.. I don't support covering good Arable / Pasture Land with today's inefficient solar panels when flexible, transparent ultrathin solar panels are just around (5 years off ) the corner.. huge solar greenhouses generating power, increasing food yields and saving water.. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/11255130 .Community_owned_sol ar_farm_takes_shape ,,[/p][/quote],, Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city. It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil. By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/environm ent/2429301.Shipping _in_cleaner_air/ I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here. On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City.. I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. ,,[/p][/quote],, Re: When berthed MS Queen Victoria (all cruise ships) could use a FLYWHEEL's stored energy into dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. DEADLY CRUISE AND FERRY AIR EMISSIONS DEBATE: U.K. SHIPPING COMPANIES DECEIVE THE PUBLIC Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jim Walker New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015. The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth defects, and premature deaths. The health risks posed by the cruise industry's use of high sulfur fuels are enormous. A SINGLE CRUISE SHIP WILL EMIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AS 13,100,000 (MILLION) CARS AND AS MUCH SOOT AS OVER 1,000,000 (MILLION) CARS. P&O and other U.K. operators have had a long time to implement scrubber technology to protect the health of their passengers and crew and the general public. But they have persistently refused to do so. http://www.cruiselaw news.com/articles/po llution-1/ ,, Dan Soton
  • Score: 0

11:20am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
Dan Soton wrote:
,,

Flywheels for harvesting transport energy and storing excess renewable energy from wind, solar farms etc...


Strangely a technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage...


Anyway... the Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to (among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels)

Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. By avoiding wasting the energy every time a bus stops the system is projected to deliver fuel savings in the order of 25%.

http://www2.warwick.


ac.uk/newsandevents/


pressreleases/1631_b


illion_advanced/


,,

P.S.. I don't support covering good Arable / Pasture Land with today's inefficient solar panels when flexible, transparent ultrathin solar panels are just around (5 years off ) the corner.. huge solar greenhouses generating power, increasing food yields and saving water..


http://www.dailyecho


.co.uk/news/11255130


.Community_owned_sol


ar_farm_takes_shape



,,
,,

Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping


Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city.

It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil.

By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced.

http://www.dailyecho

.co.uk/news/environm

ent/2429301.Shipping

_in_cleaner_air/



I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here.


On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City..

I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..


,,
,,


Re: When berthed MS Queen Victoria (all cruise ships) could use a FLYWHEEL's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..




DEADLY CRUISE AND FERRY AIR EMISSIONS DEBATE: U.K. SHIPPING COMPANIES DECEIVE THE PUBLIC

Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jim Walker

New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015.

The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth defects, and premature deaths.

The health risks posed by the cruise industry's use of high sulfur fuels are enormous.

A SINGLE CRUISE SHIP WILL EMIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AS 13,100,000 (MILLION) CARS AND AS MUCH SOOT AS OVER 1,000,000 (MILLION) CARS.

P&O and other U.K. operators have had a long time to implement scrubber technology to protect the health of their passengers and crew and the general public. But they have persistently refused to do so.

http://www.cruiselaw
news.com/articles/po
llution-1/


,,
[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: ,, Flywheels for harvesting transport energy and storing excess renewable energy from wind, solar farms etc... Strangely a technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage... Anyway... the Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to (among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels) Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. By avoiding wasting the energy every time a bus stops the system is projected to deliver fuel savings in the order of 25%. http://www2.warwick. ac.uk/newsandevents/ pressreleases/1631_b illion_advanced/ ,, P.S.. I don't support covering good Arable / Pasture Land with today's inefficient solar panels when flexible, transparent ultrathin solar panels are just around (5 years off ) the corner.. huge solar greenhouses generating power, increasing food yields and saving water.. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/11255130 .Community_owned_sol ar_farm_takes_shape ,,[/p][/quote],, Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city. It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil. By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/environm ent/2429301.Shipping _in_cleaner_air/ I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here. On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City.. I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. ,,[/p][/quote],, Re: When berthed MS Queen Victoria (all cruise ships) could use a FLYWHEEL's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. DEADLY CRUISE AND FERRY AIR EMISSIONS DEBATE: U.K. SHIPPING COMPANIES DECEIVE THE PUBLIC Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jim Walker New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015. The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth defects, and premature deaths. The health risks posed by the cruise industry's use of high sulfur fuels are enormous. A SINGLE CRUISE SHIP WILL EMIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AS 13,100,000 (MILLION) CARS AND AS MUCH SOOT AS OVER 1,000,000 (MILLION) CARS. P&O and other U.K. operators have had a long time to implement scrubber technology to protect the health of their passengers and crew and the general public. But they have persistently refused to do so. http://www.cruiselaw news.com/articles/po llution-1/ ,, Dan Soton
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