Solar is set to play an “important role” in Scotland’s plan to accelerate the renewable revolution, the Government outlined in its new Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan draft.
Solar Energy Scotland has called for the incorporation of solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal systems into Scotland’s public policy agenda owing to their “significant carbon and cost benefits”.
Cross-party MSPs have released a letter calling on Scotland to set a target of between 4-6GW of solar power capacity, to help it achieve its full potential.
Two dozen Scottish companies have written to their ministers calling for urgent alterations to planning law and tax rules to boost solar capacity and help tackle unprecedented energy costs.
The Scottish Government has been warned that its plan to remove the need to install solar PV systems on new properties and instead install heat pumps could have “major unintended consequences” said Solar Energy Scotland.
Scotland is set to reform its planning rules for solar energy to incentivise rooftop installations across the nation.
More than 8,500 new jobs could be created in Scotland by the end of the decade if the solar sector’s target of 6GW is reached.
Solar Energy Scotland has called on the government to remove legacy planning barriers for both large and small solar developments.
Solar Energy Scotland's calls for the Scottish Parliament to make key policy changes to support solar have been backed by a new motion put forward by Fergus Erwing MSP, stressing the need to scale-up solar deployment.
Solar Energy Scotland has called on the government to set a minimum target of 4GW of installed solar capacity by 2030, as it asks it to raise its game.
As the Scottish election campaigns get underway, Solar Energy Scotland chair Thomas McMillan has called on political parties to up their solar ambitions.