Clearview North Feb 2013 - Issue 135 - Page 66

ENERGYEFFICIENCY Solar a ‘key technology’ in updated Renewables Roadmap For the first time ever, solar photovoltaics has been included as a key technology in the Government’s Renewables Roadmap. The updated Renewables Roadmap sets out which renewable technologies the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) views as integral to achieving the UK’s 2020 renewable targets. Following a five-fold increase in solar capacity, DECC has recognised that solar in the UK has the potential to form a significant part of the future energy generation mix. As part of the updated roadmap, DECC has modelled that the industry could install between 7-20GW of solar by 2020. However, the document warns that, “movement towards the top limit of deployment (20GW) is heavily dependent on decreasing the costs and being able to balance the UK grid network.” In order to drive uptake of solar in the UK and provide certainty for investors up until 2020, DECC will be publishing a Solar Strategy document in 2013 to complement the updated roadmap. DECC states: “The Strategy will reflect both government and industry perspectives as to the main challenges facing the deployment of solar PV. It will consider the scope for small-scale, community-owned, commercial and utility scale deployment in the UK and identify the barriers to growth that need to be addressed in each case. It will also consider how in GW7G'VVG2F6V7W&R67B&VGV7F2fW"FRBrF26&W7B&RF&VBFf&FRT( 2fW&7G&FVwVrF6WBWBFRFVFf"V6֖2&VVfBf"FRTg&GW7G'w&wF( 2'BbF2vRvFFVFgvW&RvR6V&&VWfBW762g&fW'6V2'F7V"g&6VG&W2v6fR&vW"B&RFWfVVB6"b6V7F'2vRv66FVRFGFVFFFRFWfVVG2FRv&G&Fr&WG6Rf"6"bFRWW&V6֗762&V6VFǒFFVBF7V'6GfW7FvF66W&r'G2b7'7FƖR6Ɩ6FfF2GVW2BW6VG26"V2g&6BFR6֗7626VVBFGVrfW7FvFF'G2b6"V2g&6$2vF"FW6R&V6VBFWfVVG22FRFW'FVBvF&W76&ƗGf"Ɩ7v&BG&FR( 6VFrFRV6VVBVGv&BFfWFRVW&wB6ƖFR6vR6V7&WF'6C( &VWv&RVW&w27&V6vǒvW&rFRT( 2w&BBFRV6גFN( 2fF7F26WfVVBFB&RFFVW&6VBbW"vW"r6W2g&&VWv&W2vfVFRBg&v6vR7F'FVB( 6W&6S6"vW"'Fࠥ4"D%DDP6"7FW'2rf"Wrv2F&WfFƗ6RFV"'W6W726Vvr&WB6FF2&RFW&W7FVBFV&&WB6W&W2b&G6w27F'FrFW'6FwFfV''V'vVFR'Bw&Vr&&W"֖7FW"b7FFRf"VW&wB6ƖFR6vRvV6FR&W7F'FrFR&WB( 26"vW"&G6w2#2B6Fv&6V6W'6R7W'&WF2bFWfVBv&RfvVB'6gW'FW"WfVG27&72FRTV66V֖"&fFW266W76&RVGV6F'GVGf"4R7FW"'W6W76W2FV&&R&WBFRFW7BF2BF72W76VFf"'Vr7V66W76gV6"'W6W72#2ख6VFs( FRFW7BDT42'&Vfw2F&fg2W&f&6Rb77FV2B$( 6VƖr6"BrW"'W6W72&fF&R( W6W6fRG&GV7FFFRFW7B52wVFR( FRw&VVFVWfWFvN( 2VrW"&V( 7W7FW"&VF6vVVBBFRrFW&vࠤf"&RFWF2g&6RFV&C7FV&D6&VF6V4Ĕru$TT54ĕ5E2vRrFW&R&RVV76Ɨ7G2B6֗GFVB( w&VVW>( r6V'fWr&VFW'26g&VG2bFRV'F( 2&rw&VV&R&FR76Rg&FR'W7FRbFFFRG&VƗGbFRWrf&W7BF&( 26VB&RW7BFRF2RVVBFRVf&VF6&G2ffW&rvVVVBBRFF26GW&F#r&âFFFRWrf&W7BR֖W2B7VF#&âW&RFRWrf&W7BC֖W27F'Fr6WFvW7BFRvfrFRFW2F7W'&WB6&RvFfW&vB7Ff"vVVVB76Ɨ7G2FRV'BbFRWrf&W7Bf"F6RBVV&VvrBFW&^( 2WfVWw&FRFWW'6WW&N( 2WB&Vv7FW"ƖR"&WVW7BgVf6dRv&fFR76RwVFW2VF72V672BVvvvRG&6fW"6RVVBFF2vWBW"&W2( RvfrFRFW2F7W'&WB6&RvFfW&vB7Ff"vVVVB76Ɨ7G>( wwrfR6Vc`dT"#0F&VB&Rf6Bwwr6V'fWrV6Р