Solar power on the rise

Britain still seems to have plenty of love for green energy as new government figures reveal that solar power generation is up by 77% since last year.

 

These figures also found that renewable energy capacity was at 20.8GW by the end of 2014 quarter 1, a 15% increase from 2013.

 

Solar Trade Association chief executive Paul Barwell said: "These figures show how quickly the UK solar industry has developed to make a significant contribution to our energy needs. Solar is a secure, home-grown solution to Britain’s twin crises of security of supply and spiralling energy bills."

 

He also called for "one final push" to making Britain subsidy-free, citing that the cost of solar power has dropped by 65% since the coalition government came to power. But with the government currently consulting on withdrawing the Renewables Obligation support scheme for solar farms above 5MW, he also warns that should they hold it back we "risk losing momentum on cost reduction and job creation."

 

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