Renewable Energy Association: Solar panel growth is good start

06 Sep 2010
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Renewable Energy Association: Solar panel growth is good start

A reported increase in the number of solar panels being installed has been described by the Renewable Energy Association as a good start.

Statistics revealed last week by the energy regulator Ofgem indicated that more and more UK homeowners have been installing solar panels on their properties.

This can be explained by the government's introduction of a feed-in tariff which allows householders to sell the excess energy their solar panels produce.

Stuart Pocock, technical director at the Renewable Energy Association, stated that while this is encouraging, it is by no means a "boom".

He added that the association wants there to be strong growth in the usage of solar energy, without it turned into a boom-bust scenario.

"We're reasonably confident, with the start that the feed-in scheme has got off to and the rates that been set … that we will get good growth but not unsustainable growth," he said.

Since the feed-in tariff was introduced in April 2010, more than 6,500 homes have had solar panels installed. 

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