Published: 20th Apr 2018

The Solar Trade Association has produced a report which reveals how many local authorities are utilising solar technology. They analysed data from FOI requests in 2017 to all local authorities, to which 330 responded, together with 2018 deployment data from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The report also highlighted the work Plymouth City Council have done developing the Bickleigh Down Eco Village, a development of net zero emissions homes. The report reveals: 85% of local authorities own solar panels and 29% have incorporated solar technology within their environmental strategies. The authority making the largest investments in solar is Forest Heath District Council which has invested £16m. The top 10 local authority investors have collectively invested over £80million in solar power. The local authority with the highest concentration of solar homes is Peterborough with 11% of households having solar power. The authority with the lowest concentration of solar … (To read the full article, subscribe below)