The CEO of Solar Energy UK will discuss with BusinessGreen the important role the solar sector must play in the next chapter of the UK’s Net Zero transition. In the 2010s, government subsidies were introduced and then suddenly reduced or withdrawn, and are referred to as “solar coasters” by insiders in the solar industry. Around the midpoint of 10 years, the industry has shrunk to one-third after one particularly deep reduction. Reduced employment of about 12,000 people. Navigating the boom and bust cycle of government subsidy programs may have been confusing, through which all sectors have developed amazing resilience.from Offering less than 1 percent of the small ones of the time in Britain Renewable energy capacity in 2010, solar is currently a major plan for the UK’s power system. Providing one-third of the grid’s power supply several times in 2020. According to Chris Hewett, CEO of Solar Energy UK, the solar industry is now truly ready to shine after tremendous growth over an unquestionably turbulent decade. In an exclusive interview with BusinessGreen he takes analogy of the PV sector in the 2020s, as transportation, energy and building decarbonization are accelerating and there are many net zero goals for businesses and organizations. “We will be Solar Express in the next decade,” he says. “Significant growth is expected in this sector, which will be economically and environmentally sustainable.”
Business Green 26th Aug 2021 read more »
Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) is working with Plymouth City Council to develop a community-owned solar farm. The solar project will be located at an old landfill site, with PEC having now completed feasibility studies with support from a government grant. These showed the project could generate 14,284MWh per year while providing a 10% improvement in biodiversity. PEC already owns and manages 20% of Plymouth’s renewable power infrastructure, with this new project to be three times bigger than the 4MW Ernsettle solar farm, also owned by PEC.
Solar Power Portal 25th Aug 2021 read more »