June 2016 saw a new record for solar generating electricity in the UK.
Almost one quarter of power demand – 23.9% is a new record for the UK
Only a year ago the talk was of UK setting new levels of 15%
The figures, from the Solar Trade Association (STA) Show almost 12 GW of energy has come from the sun. That’s the equivalent of 3.8 million homes.
Mark Turner, Chair of STA Operations & Maintenance said: “With this initiative we want to raise standards and establish best practice across the UK in solar PV operations and maintenance, making sure people are aware preventative action can avoid costly corrective action later. Solar PV plants have no moving parts but are power plants like any other and therefore safety has to be our primary concern.”