Rooftop solar in Europe by courtesy Britain and France from the new deal to encourage

Polaris solar PV net news: in recent years, with the popularity of clean energy in the global solar is popular in many countries. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) statistics, 2014 years year alone, total global solar power installation reached 38.7 GW. According to market research firm IHS predicted that by 2019 the cumulative installed capacity will reach 498 gigawatts of solar energy, increase by as much as 177%.

With such a rapid industry development, rooftop solar is also rising, showing a good momentum of development. In Europe, many countries are actively encouraging the roof-mounted solar panels. Even the perennial rain of United Kingdom is no exception.

United Kingdom media reported on March 25, the United Kingdom Government announced approval of the relaxation of the roofs of commercial buildings to install solar installed capacity, from previous 50-kilowatt to 1 MW. According to the United Kingdom Secretary of State for communities and local Government Secretary Eric Pickles introduced after the United Kingdom commercial building if you want to install solar panels on the roof, installed 50-kilowatt is required to submit a full project planning and obtain permission before the installation, now under the new system, installed capacity of less than 1 MW rooftop solar project will no longer need to go through red tape mentioned above.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom Department for energy and climate change are icing on the cake to prove, starting in 2019, commercial building owners who installed solar panels once the move will not only be able to take solar panels can also enjoy the price subsidy shall be taken away. According to United Kingdom’s electricity price subsidies, subsidies for solar projects need to stay in the same place for 20 years, but United Kingdom 65% rental housing is the business user, average rental period must be less than 10 years.

United Kingdom renewable energy Association, said Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, in the rooftops of commercial buildings to install solar panels to increase clean power production greatly facilitated unreasonable policy planning upon the development of this industry and became a big obstacle. “This commercial rooftop solar installed capacity increase for approval, is a simple and effective measure, lifted a lot of rooftop solar project constraints. “Nina Skorupska says,” in addition, price subsidy can be transferred along with the project’s policies could reduce the owner’s worries, so that more business owners are willing to install rooftop solar. ”

United Kingdom solar energy industries Association, also welcomed the new deal. “Raising the installed capacity for approval ceiling, cleared the way for rooftop solar development. “Analysts David Pickup of the Association said,” approval of installed capacity jumped from 50-kilowatt to 1 MW, may promote commercial solar industry experienced explosive growth. We can foresee that there will be thousands of warehouses, factories, even office buildings can save costs and at the same time, easier access to sustainable electricity. ”

Coincidentally, according to Agence France-Presse reported recently France Government has approved a new environmental Bill, demanding France all new buildings in downtown, must be between plants and solar panels “to choose”, mounted on its roof.

It is understood that the green roof with insulation effect, helping to reduce energy consumption of buildings in winter and warm summer cooling. Ecologists believe that it can help keep the roof rainwater, thus reducing storm water runoff, and can also provide shelter for birds in the city, promoting biodiversity.

Agence France-Presse said that in recent years, the “green roof” is very popular in many countries. For example, Canada’s Toronto in 2009 passed a bill imposing green roof, required all industrial and civil objects to the construction of green roofs.

In addition, more people and fewer of Japan, green roofs have received increasing attention. Japan Government to develop mandatory guidelines and legislation will be introduced. Tokyo Metropolitan Government as early as 2000, amended the nature conservation Ordinance, stipulates whether new or converted buildings have an obligation to make green roofs; United States through Government-led, green roof work.

Earlier, France environmentalists have suggested that should be mandatory for all new buildings must be covered with green on the roof. However, France Parliament finally persuaded environmentalists, the Act was identified as requirements for commercial buildings. In addition, the new Act in order to reduce the burden on enterprises, requiring only in part of the building green roofs, but you can also choose to install solar panels as an alternative.

In fact, in recent years, France rooftop solar development is outstanding. According to incomplete statistics, France have rooftop solar project to be completed within 10, installed capacity ranging from 2 MW to 9.2 megawatts. Owners who install rooftop solar is also getting benefits. For example, in France a 15 square meters of rooftop solar panels installed, it takes about 10,000 euros. If it works well and does not take into account unequal geographical, sunshine, then annually to France electricity company sales income reached about 5300 euro, plus France rooftop solar is installed the Government has given each family one-fourth of tax breaks, many families, commercial users to install rooftop solar is very positive.

Original title: rooftop solar in Europe by courtesy Britain and France from the new deal to encourage

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