I was working on a kiosk that was built by the company i work for on the Devon Cornwall border a few weeks ago.
I got talking to the Western Power Employee that was overseeing our work. He said the Solar farm that our kiosk was on had 52,000 panels, they were about 3ft by 6ft in size.
He said they produce loads of power when the sun is out, as you would expect, but obviously none during the night with huge fluctuations during the daylight hours caused by cloud cover etc. Apparently this is a bit of a headache for the power stations as the power usage during the day doesn't flucuate very much but the varying input from the solar farm means output from the power station needs to be adjusted all the time where before it wasn't necessary.
He was a bit of an enviromentallist and he voiced concerns re carbon footprint.
Of bigger concern, the 3 in Devon(soon to be 6 i believe) are all owned by companies based in eastern europe
The older I get the faster I used to be......