Solar flaring up again?


By Stuart Cleak

Further confirmation that solar is one of the easiest and cheapest technologies to deploy and thus a good stepping stone for the 2050 Net Zero Target.  Of course other technologies are available and I would never advocate relying on one technology but it does seem a bit like cutting off your nose to spite your face to deny solar access to regimes that other technologies can use.

Recent news suggests that subsidy free is happening and some will be built this year but it is patchy at the moment.  Maybe one day there will be a more joined up approach to policy and regulation to enable substantial deployment without there being a rush to deliver on a certain date - not too much to ask you would think but others things are more pressing apparently!

Solar’s role in delivering net zero is being vastly underestimated as new research reveals it could provide 20% of UK electricity by 2030. The research, carried out by the Energy Watch Group and LUT Univeristy in collaboration with Solarcentury, shows that solar capacity could increase by more than six times to 80GW by 2030, creating 200,000 jobs. The Energy Watch Group says that by 2050 70% of the world’s total energy can be provided by solar
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