PRESS RELEASE: Government deployment stats fail to accurately capture >50kW PV systems
- Jack Dobson-Smith
The STA continues to call on the Government to address serious flaws in the accuracy of its photovoltaic deployment data following the publication of its latest statistics, which state that solar deployment in 2019 was down by over 60MW compared to 2018, suggesting the slowest year for the industry since 2010.  However, the statistics fail to accurately capture PV systems sized above 50kW, with no update to the ‘50 kW to ≤ 5 MW’ category since March 2019, and only one large-scale site added to ‘> 25 MW’ category in 2019, a 34.7MWp array completed in December by GRIDSERVE. ... \nRead More\nThe post PRESS RELEASE: Government deployment stats fail to accurately capture >50kW PV systems appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
Energy Systems Catapult Report ‘Innovating to Net Zero’
A new report by Energy Systems Catapult has found Net Zero by 2050 is possible if the UK supports innovation and scale-up across three essential areas – Low Carbon Technology, Land Use and Lifestyle.The post Energy Systems Catapult Report ‘Innovating to Net Zero’ appeared first on BIEE.
Why are Local Authorities going against UK Government on fracking?
Across the UK, Local Authorities, and Devolved Administrations, are seeking to use their planning powers to block the development of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. This is against UK Government policy. Here, Dr Sarah Mander looks at what all of this could mean for the future of shale in the UK.
PRESS RELEASE: Solar industry hails Government plans to run new clean power auctions
- Jack Dobson-Smith
Today the STA has welcomed Government plans to hold a new round of clean power auctions, set to take place in 2021, for solar and onshore wind. A new Contracts for Difference auction will enable greater deployment of the cleanest, cheapest forms of power generation today, cutting costs to consumers by £200m-£300m annually.  The policy is one of the STA’s key priorities for 2020.  Chief Executive Chris Hewett said: “Today’s announcement marks a major shift in the right direction for Government policy on onshore renewables, and a welcome opportunity for the solar industry.” “New clean power auctions for ... \nRead More\nThe post PRESS RELEASE: Solar industry hails Government plans to run new clean power auctions appeared first on Solar Trade Association.
Decarbonisation of Heat: Why It Needs Innovation
- Emily Sotudeh
Decarbonising heat is key to achieving Net Zero, and innovators have a vital role to play. Here is our overview of the decarbonisation challenge and how we can tackle it through low carbon home heating innovation.\nThe post Decarbonisation of Heat: Why It Needs Innovation appeared first on Energy Systems Catapult.