Solar energy generated by 1 million homes
More than one million homes in the UK generate power or heat from solar energy, according to new figures from the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and the Solar Trade Association (STA).
Official statistics, released by the DECC, show that over 800,000 British households produce electricity from solar PV panels, with the STA claiming that solar thermal hot water heating panels cover an estimated 775,000 square meters, the equivalent of 250,000 properties.
The government figures also reveal that the amount of overall solar power in the UK has risen by 66 per cent to 9MW in 12 months, with large-scale solar farms and domestic PV installations generating 51 and 26 per cent respectively.
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