Solar energy prospects are bright for Scotland
Installing state-of-the-art solar panels on a quarter of a million roofs could meet one-sixth of Scotland’s electricity demands, experts say. Scientists say the strategy could ease the plight of one in three Scottish households, which currently struggle to provide themselves with adequate heat and hot water.
Researchers, business leaders and public sector experts have contributed to a report which sets out how Scotland could benefit from solar power.
They say harnessing energy from the sun on the roofs of south-facing buildings could have significant economic, environmental and social impacts.
The project – involving researchers at the University of Edinburgh – provides the most comprehensive assessment yet of Scotland’s solar energy potential.
Findings from the project reveal that solar power could help Scotland meet renewable energy targets, create jobs and ensure the energy needs of people in cities and rural areas are met.
Vía Solar Daily