The government should aim to ramp up UK solar power capacity to 40GW at a minimum by the end of the decade, backed by a comprehensive skills development and financing deal to support the sector’s growth in line with national climate targets, a group of NGOs and think tanks have urged. Solar power capacity currently stands at around 14GW, but there remains “major potential” for far more, argues the coalition, which includes Greenpeace, the Green Finance Institute (GFI), the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), WWF, E3G, Community Energy England, and CPRE. The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has estimated the UK will need around 54GW of solar capacity by 2035 in order to put the UK on track for its 2050 net zero target, while the National Infrastructure Commission has suggested the UK would need roughly 38GW of solar by the end of the current decade.
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