After committing to freeze its electricity prices until 2012 renewable electricity supplier Good Energy has stepped up its commitment to solar energy, aiming to source one third of its electricity from the power of the sun. This news marks a major milestone for the industry, as solar previously represented less than 1% of the company’s output.

To date, the utility, which prides itself as the only 100% renewable energy supplier in the UK, has signed power purchase agreements with 3,000 independent solar generators as well as 30 larger-scale solar PV project owners across the UK.

“The fact that Good Energy customers will now be getting around a third of their electricity from sunlight once again demonstrates Good Energy’s commitment to renewable and shows that solar PV is a viable technology here in the UK,” said Juliet Davenport, Good Energy’s Chief Executive Officer. “Solar has a valuable part to play in a balanced renewable energy portfolio, because the sun is often shining when the wind isn’t blowing, and vice versa.”