This year’s Solar Independence Day comes at a fitting time as the UK solar industry reaches an energy generation record-high. The annual event, which celebrates our use of solar power and solar PV, aims to raise awareness of solar and show how Britain can become energy-independent with the switch to renewables.
UK solar reaches record high
2016’s Solar Independence Day, which took place on the 4th July, was the third of its kind but boasted some of the best news in solar yet. The latest analysis revealed that the UK solar industry hit some of its best numbers – with solar producing 23.9% of the country’s electricity demand.
On the day of independence itself, Paul Barwell, Chief Executive of the Solar Trade Association said:
“The UK has successfully deployed almost 12GW of solar across the UK, providing nearly 25% during peak generation. This is what the country and the world needs to decarbonise the energy sector at the lowest price to the consumer.”
He also talked about the Solar Independence Day initiative and what it sets out to achieve, saying:
“Solar Independence Day is about celebrating what a large group of small and medium sized businesses can achieve in a short period of time.”
Of course, all of this is great news – especially considering the limited support solar now gets from our Government. Despite all the changes in policy, the take-up of solar still remains strong and looks likely to grow thanks to work with the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Join the movement and switch to solar
If all this talk about solar power has perked up your interest in solar, why not see what we have to offer? At Low Carbon Energy, we offer solar PV solutions for all homes and industries. Whether you’ve looking to improve the energy efficiency of your home, school, office, warehouse or public sector building, we can help! As part of our service, we look at your requirements, roof space, and your budget to identify the best solar power solution for you.
Some of the benefits you’ll receive include:
- Reduced energy bills
- A brand new earning opportunity
- An eco-friendly boost to your business or home
- A complete bespoke solution tailored to you.
What’s more, all our solar PV solutions come with minimal fuss. As Carbon Trust partners and CHAS accredited contractors, the Low Carbon Energy team can always be trusted. We’ll do all the hard work for you and ensure there’s absolutely no disruption to your day-to-day life. Just take a look at some of our recent case studies to see some of our recent feedback for yourself.
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