In face of the G20 Summit, which is taking place this weekend in Germany, the British government have admitted that there is still “work to do“ in order to reach the country’s energy goal. At the end of 2016, renewables made 8.9% of Britain’s energy mix, with the goal for the end of 2020 being 15%.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) announced that the U.K. government’s plans to cut its support for Solar PV represents a fall from 70 million pounds to just 2 million a year. Meanwhile the Scottish government not only confirms that sub-5 MW solar farms will continue to be eligible for the Renewable Obligation (ROC), they will also support even further community solar through an ambitious dedicated scheme. As Scotland distances itself from England and Wales, this might just mean that investments in solar PV will be heading north of the border.