It was reported in The Guardian earlier this week that the UK leads the European solar energy expansion as record numbers of solar power was added to grids throughout the world in 2014.
Solar panel systems generating 40GW of energy were installed in 2014, bringing the total to 178GW to meet world electricity demand. It is now being suggested by industry associations that the balance towards rapid acceleration within the solar energy market has now shifted since renewables produced more power than nuclear.
Europe produced 7GW of solar power last year with Britain producing 2.4GW of that total within the residential market. This has partly been down to government incentives, however we have certainly noticed a change in the mindset of consumers as sustainable living becomes more and more important.
Solar panel installation is quickly becoming more viable for consumers as the costs of installation continue to drop. Run By The Sun offer a free and highly accurate consultation and site survey. To discuss your solar energy project call 0116 270 1926.