Thursday, 12 May 2011

UK solar industry “is done a great disservice” in CCC report

This morning the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its much-anticipated report on renewables. Outlining the potential green energy has in the UK, the research identifies several possibilities, including solar photovoltaics and solar thermal, and discusses what role each one can play in increasing the energy mix on the journey to the country’s carbon commitment targets.

Unfortunately, much of the research has been met with disappointment.  Despite flagging solar power as an economically viable energy source, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) says that it “is done a great disservice in this report.” PV is barely mentioned in the document, but when it is, it is either outlined as expensive, or it is contrasted with a technology that is simply incomparable.

John Moreton, Chairman of mO3 Power agrees with this point, stating that, “The full potential of business solar energy is being overlooked.”

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