Will the solar farm effect the local climate?

A study by Y. Li published in Science (2018) has shown that solar farms can make land less reflective, which can lead to more rain and vegetation, which would likely be of benefit to a region.

Meanwhile, a report prepared for the City of Greater Shepparton into a phenomenon known as the ‘Heat Island Effect’ – where man-made areas are hotter than nearby rural areas – has shown that any temperature increases from a solar farm would be minor and local to the area directly above the panels, with any heat immediately dissipated into the air.