New grid ‘fit’ for 10 million solar homes

A new government project is underway to get the grid ready to handle the 10 million homes that are expected to have solar panels by 2020. The programme, which costs […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A new government project is underway to get the grid ready to handle the 10 million homes that are expected to have solar panels by 2020.

The programme, which costs £9.5 million, will improve the grid energy infrastructure and is expected to also increase the use of electric cars to more than six million by 2023.

The project is part of a big government push to help the grid cope with two way generation and involves several companies, one of which is Schneider Electric.

Smart Grid Director at Schneider Electric UK Barrie Cressey declared: “There is some incredible work going on in the sustainability and energy space. It’s our mission to ensure consumers and businesses across Britain can benefit from the ground-breaking research and technical innovations that are happening in the energy industry.”

At the end of last year half a million homes installed solar panels in the UK.