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Wake-up call for Britain’s energy future

Wake-up call for Britain’s energy future

High nuclear power costs and Scotland’s call for a „national plan“ are urging Britain’s government to reconsider renewable energy strategies.

How the UK’s solar industry could improve

How the UK’s solar industry could improve

Only a few years ago, the UK was considered one of the leading countries for producing and developing solar PV infrastructure. Back then, the industry was growing and subsidies were favourable. As we enter the second half of 2016, we have to exchange this image for a bleaker one. Subsidy cuts made the industry lose thousands of jobs this year. But things are not all bad in the UK, says Steven Meredith from Renewable Energy Hub.

Global solar market grows by another 43%

Global solar market grows by another 43%

2016 is going to be another record-breaking year for photovoltaics, says GTM Research. The global solar industry is expected to install 73 GW by the end of this year before it faces a slowdown in 2017. The UK’s PV market is likely to drop by 45 %.

UK: Loss of solar jobs due to subsidy cuts

UK: Loss of solar jobs due to subsidy cuts

A detailed survey by PwC and the British Solar Trade Association (STA) found that the UK’s solar industry is in desperate need of stability following the government’s subsidy cuts, which caused the loss of over 12,000 solar jobs in the past year. Tax abatement could help boost the sector tremendously, researchers reckon.

Brexit effects on UK’s solar sector

Brexit effects on UK’s solar sector

Two weeks into the Brexit referendum the future of the UK’s solar sector is still uncertain. As experts predict, the short- and long-term effects are most likely to be negative.

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