The solar PV strategy roadmap sets out how government will achieve certainty for solar PV investors, developers, households and businesses.

Bentley Motor’s rooftop solar array, the largest in the UK; Crewe, Cheshire.

Solar PV is not just important because of its energy generation potential – it can also contribute to UK economic growth.

The government has set out how it and the solar PV sector will achieve certainty for investors, developers, households and businesses, with the launch of its solar PV strategy roadmap.Minister Gregory Barker launched the roadmap at the Solar Energy UK conference, the UK’s largest solar energy event, held in Birmingham’s NEC on 8-10 October 2013.

Minister Barker said:

Under the policies this government has put in place, we have seen an unprecedented growth in solar electricity over recent years – with installed capacity increasing from 94 MW at the end of 2010 to a staggering 2,413 MW at the end of June 2013. Solar PV has now taken its rightful place as a mainstream renewable energy technology and at the centre of the Government’s policies to achieve our 2020 renewable energy targets.

But there is more to do. As the sector enters a period of relative stability, now is the right time for Government to consider what more we need to do, working with the industry, to ensure the solar PV sector can achieve a bright, sustainable future.

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