Aviva has invested in rooftop solar PV systems across three of its UK sites as part of the investment providor’s commitment to use 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025. The PV panels, totalling 2,000 modules, will produce 445,000kWh of on-site energy a year for the next 25 years at Aviva’s offices in Norwich and Bristol in England, and Perth in Scotland. Designed and installed by Solarcentury, the solar systems will be directly used to power lighting and office equipment within the buildings. All of the installations qualify for feed-in tariff subsidies, having been registered before the 15 January reduction in tariff rates.
Edie 19th April 2016 read more »
The Solar Trade Association has taken action to correct an inaccurate statement made by a UK Government energy minister about the economics of the industry. Lord Bourne, the Energy Minister in the House of Lords, told the Commons select committee on energy that solar no longer requires economic support or subsidies. But a Solar Trade Association spokesman said: “Lightsource have explained that subsidy-free installations can only be viable in niche applications where a ground-mounted solar power plant can be practically linked via private wire to a commercial building to replace high cost retail electricity, where low-cost finance is available and where the company is able to commit to a long-term power purchase agreement.
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