Solar set for more records, but only if it’s allowed to do so

Clean Energy News 285pxIn case you’ve missed it – and you’d have to be living under a rock or some kind of diesel-fuelled gas cloud to have done – the UK’s solar industry is having a fairly good time of it of late. As the sun has shone down on the country’s rooftops, so too has the media been shouting from them. Once it was confirmed that the UK had a new record moment for solar output late last month, news outlets were nearly unanimous with their coverage. The story was reported as far away as Vietnam. Late last month sister publication Solar Power Portal uncovered that ground-mounted solar on the Isle of Wight – roughly 70MW worth – is facing a summer of switch-offs and rolling curtailment periods due to works being carried out by both National Grid and the local DNO, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).

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