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Draft SEUK Response: Non-Domestic Rates for Renewables Energy in Wales

Solar Energy UK welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Renewable energy rates support’. If Wales is to deliver 100% of its energy needs through renewable technologies and address the climate crisis, the solar and energy storage industry will undoubtedly play a major role.

Solar Energy UK strongly supports the decision to incentivise investment in renewable energy and, in turn, making a significant contribution to the UK Government’s decarbonisation targets, including 70GW of solar deployment by 2035. However, we would recommend the inclusion of battery storage and solar thermal technologies within the list of proposed exemptions to the NDR valuations.

These changes will further enable businesses across Wales to meet their carbon reduction objectives, reduce their costs of energy and contribute towards Wales’ net-zero goals.