Peterborough is named ‘UK’s greenest city’ after study reveals one in nine homes have solar panels on the roof. Around 11 per cent of households in Peterborough have solar panels installed. Stirling and Wrexham make up the top three, with 10.1% and 7.3% respectively. Study found that the ten local authorities with the fewest solar panels are all London boroughs. Peterborough has the most houses with solar panels on the roof of any city or town in the UK, a study has revealed. The Cambridgeshire city has more than 9,000 solar panel installations, enough to equip 11.1 per cent of the local authority’s 82,000 households. Analysis of 371 local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales also saw that London has very few solar panels compared to the number of households. Nineteen of the 20 worst local authorities for solar panels per household are in London.
Daily Mail 20th May 2020 read more »
Stirling has been ranked ‘Scotland’s greenest area’, according to a new study. Analysis by the eco developer Project Etopia has recorded Stirling has more than 4,051 solar panels in place, enough to equip 10.1% of the area’s 40,157 households with the renewable energy equipment. Housing Portfolio Holder, Evelyn Tweed, said: “The continued investment in our solar panels means that more and more Stirling Council tenants are feeling the benefits of reduced electricity bills and helps facilitate our work to tackle fuel poverty across the Stirling area. “We are determined to remove poor energy efficiency as a driver for fuel poverty and are committed to ensuring that everyone in Stirling, no matter their financial situation, has access to good quality housing that they can afford to heat.”
Energy Live News 5th June 2020 read more »
Part of a former World War II RAF base in Worcestershire is be transformed into a solar energy farm after the plans were approved. Croome Airfield Solar Ltd has secured permission from Wychavon District Council for 62.1 acres at Defford Aerodrome in Rebecca Road, Besford. The authority’s planning committee met remotely on Wednesday 3 June to make a final decision. The proposals had been recommended for approval by council officers. The ground mounted solar array will be capable of generating 48,200 MWhours of electricity per annum. A council document published ahead of the meeting said: Whilst the application site is located in the open countryside it comprises a development of renewable energy and as such is one of the exceptions set out by SWDP2. “This proposal would contribute to the district and country’s delivery of renewable energy and associated reduction in carbon emissions.
Insider Media 5th June 2020 read more »