29 Dec '14, 12am

Scottish solar capacity climbs 32 per cent in 2014

Scottish solar capacity climbs 32 per cent in 2014

It may not be the sunniest part of the UK, but Scotland's solar capacity has risen almost a third over the past year, with oil capital Aberdeenshire leading the way. There is now 140MW of solar panels installed across Scotland after around 34MW were added since December last year, according to data published by WWF Scotland, Lightsource Renewable Energy, and the Solar Trade Association. The latest figures represents enormous growth since 2010, when just 2MW were installed. FURTHER READING UK's biggest solar farm connects to national grid Renewables on the rise - At a glance Today, almost 36,000 homes and over 600 business premises in Scotland now have solar PV arrays fitted, with domestic systems breaking the 100MW barrier during 2014 to stand at 126MW. Around five per cent of the nearly 600,000 UK households investing in solar are now in Scotland, the data shows. But whil...

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