I'm using the query function in QuickOSM plugin

area["name"=United Kingdom"]->.searchArea;
out body;
out skel qt;

But it is not returning any results. It runs and then disappears. If I use Overpass Turbo it times out.

How can I do this?

  • Increasing timeout time does not work?
    – Babel
    Commented Oct 12, 2021 at 15:06
  • any recommendation for the amount of timeout?
    – MoeS
    Commented Oct 12, 2021 at 15:12
  • Just trial and error... try increasing... 60s, 300s, 900s...? [out:json][timeout:60];
    – Babel
    Commented Oct 12, 2021 at 15:18
  • fyi if you download the csv and filter by Solar Photovoltaics you will get the solar farms with Eastings and Northings (OSGB36) assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/…
    – Mapperz
    Commented Oct 12, 2021 at 15:57
  • Thanks but I need the outline boundaries!
    – MoeS
    Commented Oct 12, 2021 at 18:04

1 Answer 1


For polygons of Solar Panels Farm areas in the England, Wales and Scotland.

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Source of data and available for download (166.5 MB) is https://zenodo.org/record/4059881

Using OSM based data in GeoJSON format. (If want to edit the data suggest convert to shapefile or geopackage first)

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