A new study has concluded that solar farms can have a significant impact on local environmental conditions, achieving temperature reductions of as much as 5 degrees Centigrade beneath photovoltaic panels under certain circumstances.

Scientists from the UK have released the first detailed study into the effect that solar PV installations can have on local climate conditions, with a view to assessing their potential environmental impact and enabling farmers to make better land management decisions. The research project undertaken by environmental scientists from Lancaster…