Leonie Greene: Solar power’s greatest strength is it empowers so many to take meaningful action, including local and regional governments. In the absence of national leadership on solar (not to mention the Brexit vortex), the STA is encouraging diverse stakeholders to draw on all their powers to help push deployment forward. For some applications, such as large rooftop solar, even without public support the economics is attractive. For domestic solar the economics is certainly tight, but the social imperative is rocketing skywards. It is that imperative that we must count on to sustain the momentum needed to get over any bumps as the industry blossoms anew in a market-competitive landscape. This time, increasingly free from the vagaries of subsidy politics, the solar industry may grow more slowly than we or the climate protestors would like – but it will root itself in solid ground.
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