26 Mar '15, 10am

Great! "UK boosts commercial rooftop installations" #Solar #Renewables

Great! "UK boosts commercial rooftop installations" #Solar #Renewables

The United Kingdom increases the permitted development threshold for rooftop solar installations on commercial property from 50 kW to 1 MW. According to a press release of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), this change was announced by Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Secretary of State, Eric Pickles has never been very renewables-friendly. In 2013 and 2014 he blocked several solar farms due to their perceived unsightliness and the fact that they “wasted arable land”. Only after he was deemed to be wrong in a High Court ruling , Pickles allowed the solar farm to be built. REA's Chief Executive Nina Skorupska said they were delighted about the decision: “Doubling the threshold before a full planning application is required for a solar installation is a simple but effective step which will lift the shackles from the sector, and will...

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