New build housing developers are in need of a re-education if they are to realise the benefits that solar and storage installations pose for their projects. That was the verdict from a panel of solar and storage installers that have been catering for the thriving new build and social housing sectors at this month’s Solar & Storage Live exhibition. Joju Solar founder Chris Jardine discussed how his firm regarded the new build solar market, stressing that housing developers needed to come on board with solar and storage due to the respective technologies’ potential to meet building energy efficiency performance codes. Rooftop solar PV was widely expected to receive a boon from the new build housing industry via the government’s zero carbon homes initiative, which would have mandated every new housing development to generate as much power via on-site renewables as possible from 2016, were it not abruptly cancelled the year before.
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