TWENTY times more British farmers are diversifying into solar energy than a decade ago.
Nearly a quarter of all diversified activity in English agricultural businesses is generating electricity through solar panels, according to a recent government report.
It showed nearly 70% of farms had some diversified activity, with 22% of those harnessing the power of the sun to create solar energy. In 2012, says the report, this figure was just 1%.
This is the second most popular diversification, according to the document. The main alternative revenue stream for farmers comes from letting out agricultural buildings for non agricultural use, with 47% of diversifiers doing this.
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