A report published by the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) outlines that the UK has the potential to reach zero carbon status by 2030. The report includes input from 13 universities, 12 research bodies and eight key industry players, according to PV-Tech’s UK sister site.
“zerocarbonbritain2030 shows how the right mix of wind power, hydro, solar, biomass – plus an intelligent grid to manage demand. We can ‘keep the lights on’ and supply the energy the country needs- with major win-wins across the economy,” said Paul Allen at CAT.
The report has been published with the aim of driving the country’s sectors efforts to cut emissions by choosing alternative renewable power technologies. Now that the UK has a FiT for installing solar PV, the report outlines that the increased investment for renewable energy generation is expected to rise.
David Matthews, chief executive of the Solar Trade Association said, “The opportunities solar provides for the UK economy are massive with a huge potential for job creation – in excess of 100,000 people could be employed in the installation of solar across the country. Today, we are already witnessing these size industries in our European neighbours. Solar benefits both the homeowner and the economy.”