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UK Government sets new ambitious plans to level up the UK solar industry

The new plans to accelerate the deployment of renewables and boost long-term energy independence and security have been unveiled this week (w/c 2nd April 2022) in the Energy Security press release and the British Energy Security Strategy.

By 2030, the Government aims for 95% of British electricity to be low carbon, and by 2035 the expectation is that we will have decarbonised our electricity system.


Press Release

In the press release, it has been stated that the Prime Minister plans to boost Britain’s energy security, this plan follows the ‘rising global energy prices and volatility in international markets’. The Government is aiming to grow the UK’s current solar capacity five-fold by 2035 and the 10-point plan set out in the British energy strategy, expresses how the Government sets out to achieve these ambitious goals.

The 10-point plan covers a selection of renewable technologies, but for our industry, it has been found that the cost of solar has fallen by around 85% over the past decade and the recent removal of VAT will further lower the costs and make PV more affordable for the public. There is also a consideration for low-cost finance options to drive the deployment of rooftop solar in the UK.

The plans set up by the Government should bring down the cost of energy bills, boost the British economy’s energy security and increase jobs. It is expected that the renewables industry will need around 480,000 jobs to be filled to reach the new 2030 targets.

The solar industry in the UK is set to see some significant growth in the coming years, so make sure you’re strapped into the solar coaster and remember that Segen is always here to support you.

Click this link to read the Government’s press release –

Use this link to read the British Energy Security Strategy –

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