How to get energy from solar panels in the UK
Solar energy is on the rise in the country, with a new report estimating it will generate around a quarter of Britain’s electricity supply by 2035.
The report, by the Solar Trade Association, found solar installations in the south east of England will increase by 2.8 per cent in 2025, followed by the Midlands and North West.
It said this would provide more than enough power to meet the demand of households and businesses in areas that have not been electrified in a decade.
“We’re seeing solar installations on a massive scale and they’re being installed across the UK,” said Joanne Glynn, chief executive of the Solar Trades Association.
“There is now a huge demand for solar power in these parts of the country and we are seeing the uptake of solar panels on a very large scale.”
Glynn said the report’s findings suggest the UK could be on the cusp of a solar boom, as the country’s demand for electricity is growing at a rate not seen since the early 1990s.
“That was when the first commercial solar power plants opened in England, but it’s not happening at the rate we’re seeing now,” she said.
But we also see the solar sector becoming more competitive. “
The growth rate is very low now, and we’ll see that growth continue to increase.”
But we also see the solar sector becoming more competitive.
We’re seeing more companies looking to invest in the sector and I think that’s going to help us grow.
“As more solar power is installed, there is less need for the grid, and it is less likely that we’re going to have a grid that is broken by solar.”
There is also a significant investment in new power lines which will help to bring down the cost of power generation and we can expect to see a large increase in the amount of electricity that can be generated from solar power.
“The report also predicts that the UK will become the second largest producer of solar energy by 2040.
The US, China and India are expected to be the three leading markets for the UK, followed closely by Germany.
Solar panels were used in over 2.2 million homes in the North West, South East and South West regions of England in 2025.
The most recent figures for the region showed there were more than 3.5 million installations.
“It is a leader because we are very competitive in the region, but we’re also looking to see if we can get to the next level in the future. “
What’s happening now is the UK is emerging as a leader in the global solar industry,” said Glynn.
The association said it is currently working with the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Department of Energy and Business to ensure that solar energy is fully available in the area. “
This is where the UK really needs to lead.”
The association said it is currently working with the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Department of Energy and Business to ensure that solar energy is fully available in the area.
The group also highlighted a new national energy strategy, which aims to provide the UK with more than 40 per cent of its energy from renewables by 2050.