More UK Homes turn to Low-Carbon Technology

August 22, 2023 by Greg Bishop

NGRE Proud to be at the Forefront – but more needs to be done

Recent news that the first half of 2023 saw the most ever installations of renewable technologies doesn’t come as a surprise to NGRE.

Data from the official standards body for renewable technologies, MCS, shows that in the first six months of 2023, 122,155certified solar panels, heat pumps and other renewable technologies were installed in UK homes and businesses, the largest ever half-year total.

With a 62% increase compared with the same period in 2022, MCS predict that the UK is on track for its best year ever for certified renewable energy installations, with nearly a quarter of a million set to be installed.

Transparent Solar Panels – as installed by NGRE at a hotel

Driven By Solar PV

MCS statistics show that more than 80% of the installations in 2023 have been electricity-generating technologies, with the organisation asserting that it is driven mainly by the continued growth in solar PV installations.

By the end of June, there were 102,797 certified installations of solar PV alone, 82% more than in the first half of 2022.

MCS data further shows that 2023 is the first year to average more than 20,000 solar panel installations per month.

Greg Bishop, Managing Director of NGRE, said: “This news is not unexpected because as a company we have seen massive demand over the last year in both solar solutions and battery storage.

“The country has seen wild fluctuations in energy prices in the same period and we believe households and businesses are turning to green technology to take a bit more control of their energy costs as well as looking to reduce their carbon footprint.”

Record for Battery Storage Installations

MCS also indicated a surge in the installation of battery storage technology with 1,000 batteries going into homes and businesses across the UK in 2023 so far.

More Needed – Future Homes Standard

However, the government has set even more ambitious targets, aiming for 70GW of ground-mounted and rooftop solar capacity by 2035, a fivefold increase on current installed capacity.

To this end, MCS is calling on the Government to mandate solar panels, heat pumps, and battery storage in all new homes from 2025 under the new Future Homes Standard.

Greg said: “I would whole-heartedly agree with MCS in terms of the Future Homes Standard. In fact, I recently read a communication to the Energy Security & Net Zero Secretary, Grant Shapps, from the Environmental Audit Committee making the same argument and that installations of solar PV had to double to meet targets.

“The most straight-forward and cheapest way to fit renewable solutions like solar PV is during the building process and so it seems like a no-brainer for the government to meet these ambitious targets with the inclusion of solar PV, battery storage and heat pumps in the Future Homes Standard.”

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