West Midlands Bright Solar Future
Tue Oct 24 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Birmingham City Council | Birmingham, EN
About this Event
This partnership project seeks to accelerate understanding and engagement for achieving the UK for a 500% increase in solar power by 2035, generating from 15 to 70GW or more. It’s the quickest and best local means of producing vast amounts of clean, green and cheaper power, creating jobs, business and innovation adding to the circular economy.
Solar mapping identifies the potential for 12 million panels in the region on large south-facing and flat roofs as well as car parks, particularly in the commercial and public sectors. Large clusters of buildings offer greater cost benefits by integrating shared storage, smart systems, EV points, energy efficiency and other renewable sources such as wind, heat and cooling pumps, hydro and hydrogen.
Typical are local councils, businesses, retail or industrial parks, education campuses, hospitals, housing associations etc. It enables shared green energy generation and consumption with minimal reliance on the National Grid known as decentralised or community energy systems.
Complementing this is the consideration for a West Midlands Solar Procurement Partnership plan that could offer economy of scale, stimulating UK manufacturing capacity and increase skilled workforce at every level of the supply chain.
Where is it happening?Birmingham City Council, Victoria Square, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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