Reply to post: Re: Be intersting to see how they power it

Amazon to spend £1.8bn on UK infrastructure over next 2 years

hoola Silver badge

Re: Be intersting to see how they power it

Whilst this is all positive solar has one fundamental problem, it only works during the day.......

The gap still needs to be filled either from wind (intermittent) or traditional sources.

Having said that what really irks me is that advert on the TV where Amazon honk on about Europe's largest solar farm. It is solar panels installed in fields. Amazon (along with all the other big warehouse/distribution centres) should be forced to install solar on the roof of their sites.

It is just insane that we cover hundreds of acres in steel and concrete then cover a different load of hundreds of acres in solar panels.

They simply will not do this unless forced by regulation because it costs more. The roof needs to be stronger to support the panels.

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