There are “early signs” of domestic renewable energy installations recovering, according to the MCS. As restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 are lifted by the government, there are signs that the UK’s domestic renewable energy installation market may be recovering, MCS chief executive Ian Rippin said. The MCS has been working with its stakeholder community to monitor the state of the market during the lockdown, finding in April that 90% of installers were being negatively impacted by COVID-19. Issues such as the supply of panels being slow, customer caution over onsite visits and postponements of jobs were cited as some of the impacts being felt by respondents to the MCS’ survey.
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Portsmouth City Council has recorded a record amount of solar generation during the COVID-19 lockdown thanks to the sunniest spring on record. The council’s solar panels, which sit on schools, offices, community centres and housing sites, generated 1.3GWh of power. May set a new record as the sunniest month on record with 266 hours of sunshine, according to the MET Office. This beat the previous record set in June 1957, when there was 265 hours of sunshine. Between March and May there were over 600 hours of sunshine according to Portsmouth City Council, the most recorded since records began in 1929. Such a sunny period allowed solar power installations like those in Portsmouth to flourish.
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