Solar Energy UK

175 MW of new UK solar deployed in first quarter of 2021

175 MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar capacity was installed across the UK from January – March 2021, according to new figures released by Solar Energy UK. This significant growth over the winter period brings the UK’s total installed PV capacity to more than 14 GW, generating enough electricity to power over 3 million homes. Ground-mounted solar parks form […]

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Government axes Green Homes Grant

The Government has announced that the Green Homes Grants Voucher scheme will close for new applicants on 31 March 2021. This marks the end of its flagship home upgrade scheme just six months after its launch. The decision comes despite high levels of interest from consumers and installers alike. The Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme […]

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Government under pressure as only 20,000 Green Homes Grant vouchers issued

The Government is facing mounting pressure to address administrative failings involving the Green Homes Grant, as only 20,000 vouchers have been issued and even fewer payments for completed work have been made. A survey of industry members involved in the installation of technologies eligible under the Green Homes Grants scheme has reinforced claims that administrative delays are behind […]

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Solar Energy UK demands urgent fix to Green Homes Grants scheme

Solar Energy UK has called on the government to urgently address failings in the Green Homes Grants scheme which have left some association members thousands of pounds out of pocket. Solar Energy UK member Giles Hanford, of the Small Solar Company, told The Guardian that he is owed £20,000 for four completed jobs, and that […]

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