Tree Height

Trees that grow within 200 feet of houses should be limited to a maximum height of 30 feet, this will ensure that a lot of domestic solar systems will become much more efficient, allowing greater generation of renewable energy.  

The current attitude of many councils is to forbid the croping of trees and the shadows cast by the trees particularly from September through to March here in Scotland, this reduces the efficiency of the solar systems greatly.    

Why the contribution is important

This is important because it would encourage home owners to invest in solar systems or to upgrade their current systems to larger units generating more kilowatts allowing less demand on the grid and a higher probability of exporting surplus energy to the grid.

by dale on October 24, 2020 at 11:21AM

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  • Posted by urysteve20steve October 24, 2020 at 13:19

    Across the cities, towns and villages of Scotland there are many trees above 30 feet or 10 metres in height which are a vital part of the communities natural environment and deliver a range of natural health and wellbeing services, vital biodiversity and act as carbon sinks.

    Very few of these trees will impact directly on solar panels especially in the winter.
    The latest solar panels can work optimally in a range of light conditions not just direct sunshine.
      This idea is very contentious and not very evidence based in terms of current solar technology or the value of trees!
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