Latest Public Sector News

12.09.11

Sheffield top for solar power

Sheffield has been ranked the top city in Britain for adding the most solar power generation per household, a new league table shows.

Northern cities topped the league for solar power generation, with Leeds coming second. London has added the most renewable solar power in absolute terms, with more than 3.2 megawatts in the 15 months since the introduction of feed-in tariffs. Yet when assessed per person, it is 6th in the rankings.

Since feed-in tariffs began providing a financial motivation to install solar power, a total of 44,460 separate installations have taken place. Solar power accounts for three quarters of all low-carbon energy generation.

AEA, an energy and environmental consultancy, has calculated the rate of growth in capacity in microgeneration at about 400% since the feed-in tariff was launched in April 2010. Photovoltaic technology – solar panels – have been at the forefront, with an increase in generating capacity of about 900%.

Colin McNaught, leader of the AEA Group, suggests that the local council in Sheffield provided the driving force for such high rates of solar power generation, and believes this trend is set to continue, with more households and businesses applying for solar power installations.

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at [email protected]

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

public sector executive tv

more videos >

last word

Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been the r more > more last word articles >

public sector focus

View all News

comment

Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues t... more >

interviews

Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need ... more >