Boston Renewables welcome the news that in April 2017, the UK achieved its first ever day of power generation without using coal. Solar is increasingly playing an important part in the UK’s energy needs and will continue to do so in the future.
Hannah Martin, head of energy at Greenpeace UK, said: “The first day without coal in Britain since the Industrial Revolution marks a watershed in the energy transition. A decade ago, a day without coal would have been unimaginable, and in 10 years’ time our energy system will have radically transformed again.
“The direction of travel is that both in the UK and globally we are already moving towards a low carbon economy. It is a clear message to any new government that they should prioritise making the UK a world leader in clean, green, technology.”
Gareth Redmond-King, head of climate and energy at WWF, called the first coal-free working day “a significant milestone in our march towards the green economic revolution”.
Solar development in the UK had a shaky time during the Feed-in Tariff era with many rogue installers touting their wares and some businesses had less than desirable experiences. However, the landscape has now altered significantly for solar. Gone are the rogues and with the cost of equipment reducing by 70% returns are now HIGHER than in the FIT era! For any business using regular amounts of electricity solar offers an affordable means of generating cheap, green and sustainable power.
Boston Renewables have all of the skills and expertise available to develop and deliver solar pv arrays of any size. We look forward to engaging with businesses who see the potential in Solar PV as well as being keen to secure a long-term source of cheap, green and renewable power.