While Scotland already gets over 35% of its energy from renewable energy sources, it looks like they are planning to generate even more sustainable energy. Next to the huge wind energy potential the nation is looking to harness, they are now looking at solar power as well.
A recent report from the Scotsman says that there are plans to bring large-scale solar to Scottish farms:
Scotland on Sunday has learned that a Glasgow-based solar panel developer, TGC Ren-ewables, is in talks with Scottish farms to set up two test sites following successful trials in the south of England. Although Scotland enjoys fewer hours of sunshine than Devon and Cornwall, developers insist that longer daylight hours and microclimates linked to the jet stream make large-scale solar projects viable north of the Border.
The plans have reportedly received a boost from a near-term government goal of Scotland achieving 50% renewable production by 2015, seen as a major stepping stone to reaching 100% by 2020.