European sunshine fuels solar power record. Solar panels produced nearly 10 per cent of the EU’s electricity during this year’s sunny summer months. A marked increase from just over 6 per cent three years ago. Solar still generated less power than Europe’s coal plants which produced 14 per cent of EU electricity this summer. Within the EU, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain generated the largest proportion of their electricity – nearly a fifth – from solar power this summer.
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A £9.2 million development in Perth, Scotland has seen solar PV rolled out across 70 new homes. This is the largest development of new council homes since Perth & Kinross Council restarted its house building programme in 2021. The homes were delivered in partnership with Barratt Homes and helped by funding from the Scottish government. The addition of solar on the one and two-bed flats and two and three bed council houses will drive down tenants’ household bills and reduce the carbon footprint of the development, which was designed to be high-quality yet affordable.
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