04 Feb '13, 4pm

Wales really goes for solar

The latest statistics from the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) have revealed over 23,000 Welsh homes have had solar panels installed, generating power for their own domestic use while feeding excess electricity back to the national grid. This means that solar power is now more popular in Wales than in the rest of Britain with 177 installations per 10,000 Welsh homes. Some towns in Wales have been quicker to install than others with Wrexham as the number one Welsh solar PV hotspot. The town now has 509 installations per 10,000 households which is the second highest installation rate in the whole of the UK. Altogether the Wrexham area has around 3000 homes fitted with solar PV. Monmouth follows close behind Wrexham with 327 per 10,000 households, then Torfaen with 301. Most other areas of South Wales have however been more reluctant with seven local authorities ...

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