Feed-in-tariffs have “generated fantastic interest in the residential and commercial sectors” in solar power, according to Jeremy Leggett.
Mr Leggett, founder of Solar Century, the UK’s largest, independent solar company, said that cutting carbon emissions was “all about winning a war with a big array of kit”, of which solar was a key component.
“Solar is a very magical member of the renewable family,” he told delegates at sustainability event Base London last week.
Earlier at the conference, Scottish & Southern Energy’s chief executive Ian Marchant had called for 500,000 homes in London to have solar roofs by 2020. Mr Leggett responded by saying: “Bring it on – we can do it.”