Boost for Commercial Solar

Boost for Commercial Solar ?


Just before his recent resignation Greg Barker launched a Government consultation paper aimed at boosting deployment of solar on the UK’s vast expanse of commercial roofs which has historically languished behind domestic solar and solar farms.

Measures proposed include relaxing planning constraints and permitting businesses to transfer arrays between buildings.

This announcement comes on the back of the Governments earlier announcement about pulling the plug on support for solar farms from April 2015.

Returns from commercial solar are typically in excess of 15% as the vast majority of energy generated can often by used within the building, this improves the viability of project substantially.


Ben Saunders July 24, 2017

June was a scorcher, one of the UK’s hottest ever. It led to solar power breaking all records and providing a quarter of the country’s electricity: On 7 June, renewables generated more electricity than coal and gas for the first time ever in Britain – 50.7%. Include nuclear and low carbons and this figure rises to 72.1%. According to National Grid, days before on 26 May, Photovoltaic panels generated 8.7GW of demand, beating the previous high of 8.48GW. It’s been a good year. Cast your mind back to March and Britain didn’t use…

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