Solar

UK Government Funds 14 New Solar PV Projects

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] UK Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks announced that 14 new solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects across the UK will receive GBP1.35 million in funding, bringing the total amount awarded to medium and large-scale projects since the Government established its scheme in 2002 to GBP18.8 million. Part of the Government’s aim to see the UK generating 10 per cent of electricity from renewable resources by 2010, the solar PV grant programme is funded by the Department of Trade and Industry and managed by the Energy Saving Trust (EST). Since the establishment of the scheme, 180 medium and large-scale projects throughout the UK have been granted funding and on completion will generate 5815 kWp of electricity. For the full list of recipients, see the following link.