The solar industry and government have agreed that ramping up solar power capacity on commercial and public rooftops should be a top priority as the UK looks to deliver on its clean energy goals.

In a statement issued after the first meeting of a government-convened Solar Taskforce yesterday, trade body Solar Energy UK and the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) jointly hailed the “untapped potential” for deploying solar arrays at commercial sites.

Panels installed on schools, commercial buildings, warehouses, and car parks should be at the “forefront of a revolution in affordable solar power” that would enable the government to meet its target of increasing UK solar power capacity nearly five-fold to 70GW by 2035 while minimising the impact on land use, according to the update.

The taskforce, led by Energy Security and Net Zero Minister Graham Stuart and Solar Energy UK chief executive Chris Hewett, was

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