Drone footage of the greenfield site

The human eye can see much more than the camera, which is why many of the images that developers have used do not do the landscape any justice at all.

So we commissioned some drone footage to more clearly show the scale and beauty of the site. [UPDATE 6/JUL/2018 – this now has a lovely music track, but if you need the silent version it is still available]


A national paper has also taken this higher level approach to show what almost one million solar panels would look like.

elon musk solar panels

EDIT: 18:02 03/07/2018
Thanks to our commenter for highlighting this view of the east-west style panels from a site in the Netherlands that has only(!) 116,000 panels , but shows the dense, blanket coverage that is planned.


2 thoughts on “Drone footage of the greenfield site”

  1. For what it’s worth, here’s an article (in Dutch) on the existing east-west-aligned site in the Netherlands, near Delfzijl in Groningen, complete with a similar drone photo: https://www.eemskrant.nl/grootste-zonnepark-nederland-delfzijl-wordt-volgende-week-geopend/ It opened in January last year as the biggest solar park in the Netherlands, at around 30 hectares and 123,000 panels. It’s a Wirsol installation… sound familiar?

    There’s another drone photo of the same site in this article: https://www.eemskrant.nl/blijft-zonnepark-delfzijl-grootste-nederland/ (article mostly talking about a new Dutch solar park that’s to overtake the Delfzijl one as the biggest in the country); and I think the photo in this article: https://www.solarfields.nl/scaldia-zeeland/ shows a closer look at some east-west panels (though not mounted as high as is proposed here).

    • (Sorry – I should have clarified – I posted those links for the sake of the photos, not so much for the text, which is really just standard press-release stuff: “the biggest solar park in the Netherlands is about to go on line; it’s the size of umpteen football fields” sort of thing.)

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