Today’s policy announcements are cautiously welcomed by Solarcentury, the UK’s most experienced solar PV company.
In principle, the Contracts for Difference policy and increase in the levy cap should enable the PV sector to deliver the gigawatts of capacity needed annually to deliver the DECCs PV ambition of 22 GWp by 2020.
Jeremy Leggett Chairman said:
“With the cost of PV now falling below that of offshore wind, the policy proposals confirmed today should enable PV to make a significant contribution to the 2020 renewables target. In practice, it’s now vital that the strike price for PV is set at a level that really drives forward investment in the technology. Ministers now have a golden opportunity to make good their 22 GWp by 2020 ambition.”
Solarcentury is one of Europe’s fastest growing and most innovative solar photovoltaics (PV) companies. The most experienced solar energy company in the UK, Solarcentury was founded by Chairman Jeremy Leggett in 1998 to design and supply solar energy solutions for the built environment. The organisation has managed the installation of well over 1,000 solar PV turnkey projects, including some of the UK’s largest solar parks. It has helped over 9,000 homes go solar through its supply of systems to housebuilders and through its network of regional associate installers. Solarcentury, now over 120 staff, is led by CEO Frans van den Heuvel and based in London, with staff in the UK, Italy and Benelux. It is the founding company of the schools initiative Solar4Schools and charity for the developing world, SolarAid. In2008, 2010& 2011, Solarcentury was named the UK’s Fastest Growing Renewable Energy Company by UK’s Sunday Times Tech Track 100. In April 2011 it was awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise in innovation.
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