Anglian Water has unveiled plans to install an 11.6MW solar array at one of its key operational sites, as part of its plan to become a net-zero business by 2030.
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The UK Solar Trade Association has laid out its wish list ahead of new chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget speech tomorrow, with an exemption of solar from onerous tax valuations top of the agenda. COVID-19 measures, though, are likely to cast everything else into the shade. U.K. industry group the Solar Trade Association (STA) has reissued its call for the government to exempt commercial solar systems from business tax rate valuations, ahead of tomorrow’s budget announcement. The STA has been highly critical of the reform of the business rate system which, in 2017, included the value of solar rooftop systems when calculating the rentable value of business properties. The rentable value of shops, factories and other commercial premises is used as the basis for calculating how much business rates tax such concerns have to pay annually. A statement issued by the solar trade body today highlighted the case of budget supermarket Lidl, whose U.K. estate suffered a reported 528% rise in business rates under the new system, in part thanks to renewable energy installations on its buildings.
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