How to boost solar energy generation in the UK
Solar energy is gaining traction in the United Kingdom, as it is in Germany, according to figures released on Tuesday by the UK government.
According to figures compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the country now has the highest proportion of renewable energy generation projects under construction at 31%.
This has increased by almost 6% since the last data release in June, when solar energy was already at around 16% of total energy generation.
This growth is mainly due to the fact that the number of projects has risen by over 5% in the last six months.
UK energy experts believe that this is mainly down to the success of the Renewable Energy Obligation scheme, which was introduced in July last year and is expected to bring in more than £3bn to the country’s economy.
Renewable energy companies have also seen a surge in activity over the last two years.
In the first six months of 2017, the number one company was SunPower, followed by EDF and EnerSource.
The next three companies were all listed on the London Stock Exchange, with EnerGeneration, the UK’s biggest wind energy developer, taking the number three spot.
“There’s still a lot of work to do, but it looks like the UK has been very successful,” said Steve Bell, chief executive of RenewableUK, a solar energy charity.
“We’re still a long way off being able to achieve what the Germans, for example, achieved in the past decade or so.”
But we’re definitely on the right track.
“The UK is the world leader in wind power, with around 80% of electricity generated from wind turbines.
The renewable energy industry has seen a boom in recent years, with over 1,200 new wind turbines built in the country since January this year alone.
However, despite these new developments, there has been a growing awareness of the risks posed by COVID-19, and the need to build more wind farms.
“The UK is one of the world’s most carbon intensive nations and the number and scale of new wind farms that have been built is very low, and there is just no demand for them.” “
A lot of people have been saying the UK should do more wind, but the UK is just not building enough,” said Mark Davies, director of the Solar Foundation, a UK-based charity which campaigns for solar energy.
“The UK is one of the world’s most carbon intensive nations and the number and scale of new wind farms that have been built is very low, and there is just no demand for them.”
Renewable UK has called for the UK to invest in more solar farms.
“In our lifetime, the world will be looking back at this and saying: what a waste of energy,” said Davies.
“Wind farms are a huge economic driver for the country and they are a crucial piece of the puzzle for a sustainable future for the planet.”