Over 80% of the public would be happy to have a ground-mount solar in their local areas, further confirming the public’s positive view of the technology.

In a recent survey from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on attitudes towards renewables and energy generation, solar came out top in popularity.

Asked about their views on a solar farm being built in their local areas 81% of respondents said they would be very happy, fairly happy or would not mind. Meanwhile just 3% were significantly opposed, and 8% felt that a solar farm would not be feasible locally.

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Those who described themselves as concerned about climate change were significantly more likely to back solar or wind in their area. Men were also found to be more likely to have a positive attitude towards renewables, with 58% backing solar farms as opposed to 51% of women.

Overall, 85% backed renewable energy in general, with under-35s and those with a university education showing the highest levels of support. Additionally, there weren’t many people opposed to renewables, with most of the rest holding no particular view.

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