This picture, taken at WWCE’s Chelworth solar PV installation, shows a roe deer feeding under the panels, offering some evidence that what solar farmers say may well be true – that such places are good for wildlife.

Of course, roe deer are abundant in the south of England and so perhaps it’s no surprise to see them in sheltered, quiet places where people don’t usually go.

And there is a downside of having roe deer on the site as they can cause damage to the habitats of nesting woodland birds and invertebrates.  That’s why there are fences to keep them (and people) out, but it seems that these are not high enough.

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