TL5271 : Fenland and solar farm

taken 4 months ago, near to Upware, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Fenland and solar farm
Fenland and solar farm
The Fens
The Fens, also known as the Fenland, is a naturally marshy region in eastern England. Most of the fens were drained several centuries ago, resulting in a flat, damp, low-lying agricultural region.
A fen is the local name for an individual area of marshland or former marshland and also designates the type of marsh typical of the area, which has neutral or alkaline water chemistry and relatively large quantities of dissolved minerals, but few other plant nutrients.
Fenland primarily lies around the coast of the Wash; it reaches into four counties: Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and a small area of Suffolk, as well as the historic county of Huntingdonshire. In whole it occupies an area of nearly 1,500 sq miles.
Most of the Fenland lies within a few metres of sea level. As with similar areas in the Netherlands, much of the Fenland originally consisted of fresh- or salt-water wetlands, which have been artificially drained and continue to be protected from floods by drainage banks and pumps.
Chittering Solar Farm :: TL5171
Chittering Solar Farm is built along the Fen Line railway between Cambridge and Ely. The first 5MW farm opened in 2012 and a second 6.5MW farm is being built in 2015.
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TL5271, 32 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5208 7163 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.3022N 0:13.7977E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5221 7163
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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