The solar farm at Berwick is now fulfilling its multiple missions: of feeding the population, becoming a haven for wildlife and generating clean electricity.
Since the solar farm was commissioned in March last year, grass has been re-sown around the panels, hedges have been planted, and a swift tower and bird boxes have been installed. All these to improve the environment and encourage wildlife. And now local farmer, Richard Carr has released 350 lambs to graze on the solar farm land in and around the solar panels.
Local resident, Katie Hawks was showing some people the solar farm at Berwick a few days ago and her 80-some friend said “A vision of the future. Beautiful! What a wonderful local resource.” …Apparently Henry the collie also appreciated the addition of sheep – but safely from the far side of the fence.