Solar energy finds a new advocate in the UKFebruary 5, 2013
BRE National Solar Energy Center formed
A new clean energy organization has taken root in the United Kingdom called the BRE National Energy Center. The organization has a very specific focus on solar energy and the adoption of photovoltaic solar panels throughout the country. Though the BRE National Energy Center was officially launched earlier in January, the organization’s National Solar Energy Center will not become active until sometime in April of this year. This division will handle much of the solar energy focus that the overarching organization represents.
Organization will work to help the UK reach its energy goals
The BRE National Solar Energy Center will work to help the United Kingdom reach its goal of 20 gigawatts of installed solar energy capacity by 2020. The United Kingdom has taken a keen interest in solar energy because of its prospective economic and environmental benefits. Though the country is often considered gloomy because of the large amount of rainfall it receives year-round, the United Kingdom is, in fact, a very promising location for solar energy projects. This is partly due to the government’s willingness to support ambitious solar energy projects that could help the country reach its energy goals in the near future.
UK government puts more faith in solar energy
Initially, the United Kingdom government had plans to reach 1.4 gigawatts of solar energy capacity by 2020. This goal was revised in 2012 as the price of photovoltaic technology began to plummet dramatically and solar technologies in general became much more efficient. Now, the government believes that solar energy has become a vital step in its ongoing mission to break away from fossil-fuels. The BRE National Solar Energy Center will play a significant role in this endeavor in the coming years.
Organization will also perform analysis on various projects throughout the country
Though the BRE National Solar Energy Center will help promote the various energy projects that are emerging in the country, it will also be providing analysis on these projects in order to show their viability. The organization will also be responsible for observing the solar energy industry and market in the UK and abroad, providing recommendations on standards concerning the use of solar technologies and the policies governing support from the UK government.