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The UK leads the way with Europe’s first dedicated Solar Strategy

On the 4th April, Greg Barker, Minister of State at the Department for Energy and Climate Change launched Europe’s first ever dedicated Solar Strategy. The document outlines the emphasis on commercial rooftops if we are to achieve his aim of 20GW by 2020.

Upon its launch Greg Barker said  “We have managed to put ourselves among the world leaders on solar and this strategy will help us stay there. There is massive potential to turn our large buildings into power stations and we must seize the opportunity this offers to boost our economy.

Solar not only benefits the environment, it has the potential to create thousands of jobs across the region and deliver the clean and reliable energy supplies that the country needs at the lowest possible cost to consumers.”

The solar industry has welcomed this renewed commitment to the currently under performing commercial rooftop market.

The full Solar Strategy document can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/300885/UK_Solar_PV_Strategy__Part_2_4_April_2014.pdf

Published on: 8 Apr 2014