UK Boosts Outlook for Solar Energy

November 6, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] According to the UK-based solar photovoltaic (PV) systems designer and installer Solarcentury, Merton Council has become the first Local Authority in the country to adopt a pro-renewables planning policy in its Unitary Development Plan (UDP). The London Borough of Merton will now expect all new non-residential buildings larger than 1000 m sq to source at least 10 percent of predicted energy requirements from onsite renewables such as solar PV and solar thermal, said Solarcentury. In approving the policy. Jeremy Leggett, chief executive and chair of the Renewable Power Association (RPA) solar group said, “this is a truly significant if not historic development. Central Government has been saying for some time that it wants to use the planning system to encourage micro-renewables such as solar PV. Now that Merton has shown that such policies can be successfully and legally adopted, we look forward to others including the GLA, Croydon, Ealing, Leicester and North Devon following suit.”
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