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Uk Solar Road map 2024

  • 28 May, 2024
  • Tariro Mapuranga

The prospects for solar energy growth in the UK in 2024 are highly promising, with several key initiatives and policy changes aimed at significantly increasing solar capacity. The UK government has set an ambitious target to increase solar deployment to 70 gigawatts by 2035, which would represent a nearly five-fold increase from current levels. This goal is supported by the establishment of the Solar Task-force, which is tasked with driving forward the actions needed by government and industry to meet this solar deployment ambition.

Key areas of focus include the installation of rooftop solar panels on commercial buildings, schools, warehouses, and car parks, aiming to make solar energy more accessible and affordable for a wider range of consumers[1]. The government is also working on facilitating low-cost finance options for homes and small business premises to meet the demand for rooftop solar. Additionally, there's a push for large-scale ground-mount solar deployment, with a preference for development on brownfield, industrial, and lower-grade agricultural lands[8].

To provide certainty to investors and streamline the deployment process, the government plans to publish a solar road map in 2024, outlining a clear step-by-step deployment trajectory. This is complemented by consultations on changes to permitted development rights to simplify planning processes for larger commercial rooftop installations.

Furthermore, the launch of the UK's largest roof-mounted solar energy system at the Port of Liverpool, capable of generating up to 31MW of renewable electricity, exemplifies the scale of projects being initiated.

In summary, the UK's solar energy sector is poised for significant growth in 2024, driven by government support, policy reforms, and large-scale projects, all aimed at achieving the ambitious 2035 solar capacity target. - Empower tomorrow, Today.

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