Tag: solar energy uk

Solar farms can boost biodiversity – but more data is needed

In the latest of his solar series for elemental, Dr Seb Berry discusses the latest report on solar farms’ impact on wildlife.

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Grid delays descending into farce, says Solar Energy UK

In the latest of his solar series for elemental, Dr Seb Berry examines the issue of grid delays.

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2023 is bumper year for solar installations

More solar power systems have been installed on roofs this year than over the whole of 2022, according to statistics from renewable energy standards body MCS – setting a new annual record.

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Solar farms can be wildlife havens

A report from Solar Energy UK has found that solar farms are home to many declining species. The report, Solar Habitat: Ecological trends on solar farms in the UK, states that linnets, a bird on the UK’s red list of conservation concern, were found across more than half of the 37 solar farms in the […]

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Solar should be mandatory on all new homes

There are fresh calls for solar PV to be mandatory on newbuild homes. With fuel prices at record highs, Solar Energy UK has analysed the impact solar PV could make on the energy bills of households across the country and says solar power should be compulsory in Building Regs (for Scotland and Wales) and the […]

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Research shows public support for solar farms

Solar Energy UK and Copper Consultancy have launched 2022: A Bright Future for Solar: Realising the UK’s Potential, a study into public attitudes to solar. The report reveals a high level of public support for solar farms, with 56% of respondents supporting the development of large-scale solar projects in their local area compared to 25% in […]

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MCS and SEUK announce new affiliate membership

MCS recently announced a new affiliate membership in partnership with Solar Energy UK. The new membership, open to all solar MCS installers, will allow them to join an affiliate membership package and become a valued member of the UK’s trade association for solar and storage. As affiliate members, installers will have access to SEUK’s regular […]

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Solar Energy UK praises CCC call for “long-term” renewables ambition

Solar Energy UK has praised the Climate Change Committee (CCC)’s call for “long-term ambition” around solar and other renewables as a means to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Government’s commitment to achieving a net zero economy by 2050.  The CCC has published a 2021 Progress Report to Parliament, which underlines the need […]

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UK solar industry set to double in size by 2030

Solar Energy UK has published new analysis setting out a roadmap to treble solar PV capacity over the next eight years. The report, titled Lighting the way, reveals the policy and regulatory changes required to unleash the potential of solar energy in the UK. It sets out a plan to deliver the 40GW of operational […]

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Solar Energy UK and Mayor of London launch Solar Skills London

Solar Energy UK and the Mayor of London have launched Solar Skills London, a project to provide training and support for people who want to pursue a career in the solar industry. The project has five intended objectives: The development of a solar PV learner curriculum A series of introductory workshops for potential new solar industry trainees The […]

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