With the general election approaching, new figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show that opposition to renewable energy has hit a record low figure of 2%, while support for renewables has increased again, to 84%. Solar is the most popular form of renewables. This is not surprising given its cost-effectiveness, simplicity and reliability.
At Burges Salmon we continue to see new solar schemes coming forward as developers and investors see solar as a key part of the future energy mix.
Solar has continued to be the most popular renewable technology with the public as of September 2019, a factor which must be considered by any prospective government the industry has said. Statistics released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) shows solar has an 85% approval rate with the public.