A “phantom” image of a solar farm has been installed outside the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s Whitehall headquarters as part of a stunt coordinated by campaign group 10:10.
The group has used ‘clean graffiti’ – blasting pollution from paving slabs to create an image – in order to create the image of a solar farm to kick off its 'Keep FiTs' campaign, which highlights the social impacts of contentious proposals to cut the feed-in tariff by up to 87%.
“How quickly these ghostly images fade depends on local environmental conditions, but we're hoping they will last right up until the consultation closes on the 23rd October,” a statement issued by 10:10 read.
10:10 has been a vocal proponent of solar and championed its status in the UK market, most notably helping to promote solar installations on school buildings and its support of Balcombe, the West Sussex village which has pledged to go “100% solar” after being identified as a potential fracking hotspot.
Its latest campaign collates the stories of people and establishments, including schools, cathedrals and communities, which will be severely impacted by the proposals.
“The government’s own figures show there will be nearly a million fewer solar rooftops over the next 5 years if they go through with these cuts. The government wants to pull the plug on Britain’s solar revolution just as it is getting going,” Amy Cameron, campaign manager at 10:10, said.