Why the UK urgently needs solar solutions in new builds
To meet the UK’s legally binding commitment to achieve a net zero economy by 2050, it will need a near-complete decarbonisation of UK housing stock.
Maximising the deployment of onsite solar generation in new build homes will be fundamental to achieving a net zero economy and could help homeowners of a typical new build home save between £974- £1,151, thereby helping mitigate the impact of the energy crisis. Though 80% of the buildings in 2050 are already built, the remaining 20% will need to be built with energy efficiency measures baked in, providing cost-saving measures to millions of households.
This research provides robust evidence of the significant energy cost savings that solar technologies can provide to new build homeowners – Solar photovoltaic panels are the key enablers of the low-carbon, low-running cost homes of the future.
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The findings of this report build on Solar Energy UK’s previous research on the value of solar homes. [1,2]