NBIL: Leading the Way in Commercial Solar Panel Solutions
As an industry front-runner in providing solar panel solutions, NBIL is playing a pivotal role in the rising trend of outfitting commercial buildings with solar panels.
The government’s newly established Solar Taskforce has identified schools, warehouses, and car parks as potential platforms for affordably harnessing solar power. The government is committed to amplifying solar capacity by nearly five times to 70GW by 2035 as part of a broader agenda to supercharge Britain with cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable energy sources. Despite this ambitious plan, the solar panel installation would occupy a small percentage of the country’s land area.
The Impact of Solar Power on Homes and Jobs
Over a million UK homes are already equipped with solar panels, providing dependable energy, significantly reducing utility costs, and contributing to job creation in the field of solar technology. The Taskforce, however, sees an unexplored potential in commercial buildings, schools, warehouses, car parks, and even the prospect of floating solar installations.
Government’s Commitment to Solar Power Expansion
In line with Chris Skidmore’s recommendations in his Independent Review of Net Zero, the government has committed to forming a Taskforce to drive the growth of solar power affordably and efficiently, helping the UK to fulfill its net zero commitments.
Breaking Down Barriers to Solar Power
Energy Security and Net Zero Minister, Graham Stuart, emphasised the immense potential of unused rooftop space in car parks and supermarkets across every community to generate solar power. The Solar Taskforce is dedicated to cutting costs and overcoming barriers to exploit the sun’s energy while using a tiny fraction of the country’s land. This initiative would significantly enhance the country’s energy security, reduce bills, and provide long-term jobs.
The Future of Solar Power in the UK
Chris Hewett, CEO of Solar Energy UK and co-chair of the Taskforce, underscored the profitability of installing rooftop solar panels in residential and commercial settings. He pointed out that the solar installation rate needs to double to help hit the target of 70GW by 2035. Alongside this, there will be a significant need for increased solar farm development.
Benefits of Solar Power for Households and Businesses
The Taskforce’s first meeting also discussed driving more rooftop installations by enabling cost reductions for households and businesses looking to install solar panels. By doing so, more people can experience the benefits of solar power, including reduced utility bills.
Support for Solar Industry Growth
The Taskforce is supporting the UK’s solar industry at a time when it’s witnessing exponential growth. Over 99% of the UK’s solar capacity has been installed since May 2010, and in 2020, the solar industry supported 11,500 jobs across the country. In March this year, more than 19,000 smaller-scale rooftop installations were made.
The Path to Net Zero
The Solar Taskforce aims to unlock the potential of solar in the UK to achieve the country’s net zero ambitions. From rooftop installations to small and large utility-scale solar farms, every form of solar power will be pushed forward by bringing the government and industry together.
As a total solution in the solar panel solutions sector, NBIL fully invests in this solar revolution, further strengthening its commitment to a sustainable and energy-efficient future.