Scotland hits 100MW PV milestone

WWF Scotland director Lang Banks

WWF Scotland director Lang Banks

Scotland has crossed the 100MW threshold of installed PV capacity, but is still performing far below its potential for a country so heavily committed to renewables, according to a trade group.

Scotland has 106MW of installed PV capacity, according to the most recent figures published by UK energy regulator Ofgem.

Of that, some 26MW was added during past year. Nearly all of it has been added since 2010.

“The total may be small when compared to wind energy, but reaching 100MW of installed solar capacity still represents a significant milestone on Scotland’s path toward generating only pollution-free electricity,” says WWF Scotland director Lang Banks.

Scotland’s onshore wind capacity stood at around 4.3GW by mid-2013.

While the UK has emerged over the past few years as an important European market for PV, Scotland remains Log in to read complete article.

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