Why eco-friendly solar farms could be the new enemy of the rural landscape

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It is anticipated that by 2025 around 2.5 per cent of the world’s energy will come from solar power.

The sun produces enough solar energy to match the world’s entire store of fossil fuels – the only problem is how to collect and store it all.

In one second, the sun releases the same amount of energy as a trillion one megaton bombs. Put another way, in one second, it makes enough power to maintain us for 500,000 years.

The largest solar farm in the world is in the Mojave Desert in America, which covers an area of around 380 acres and consists of some 775,000 solar panels.

The sun will continue to burn for five billion years.