Solar thermal in the UK – Opportunities and Developments

Kathy McVeigh from Cool Sky argues that solar thermal has a bright future not just for individual buildings, but also as part of district heating schemes. As pressure grows to meet renewable heating targets within the EU, there are growing opportunities for solar thermal to play an important part in decarbonising heating. While great progress has been made in Europe and the UK with renewable electricity, which now provides 27% of all power generation, renewables still contribute only 17% of the total demand for heating and cooling, according to the European Solar Thermal Industry Foundation. Heating and cooling demand makes ...
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