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Solar panels jump out from rooftops to spread as solar plants

Solar panels jump out from rooftops to spread as solar plants by Juan E. Malo

The revolution of solar energy with a sharp increase in productivity and reduction of prices allows the construction of large solar power plants, in a scale radically different to what we may see in a house for self-consumption.

This initial reflection beside a countryside house drives Juan to delve into some consequences of the large-scale development of solar plants, with two main points to be accounted for: (i) the development of this kind of solar plants is growing exponentially, while their effects on biodiversity remain to be known. Therefore, (ii) it will be key to have an appropriate evaluation of their environmental repercussions from planning through construction and operation.

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