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First solar farm in country built in Malmesbury

The West Country is witnessing a solar power gold rush, with land owners hoping to cash in on generous subsidies for turning sunlight into electricity.

Some say the new solar farms will help to develop the UK's green credentials, but others say they are an eyesore funded by taxpayers.

BBC Points West's Scott Ellis has been to the UK's first one which has just been built in Malmesbury.

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