The bank holiday sunshine helped solar PV become the UK’s dominant source of electricity for three hours on Sunday afternoon.
Renewable generation set a new record in the UK throughout Q2 2017, however there have been repeated warnings for government as solar deployment continued to falter.
Solar power contributed 17% of total renewable energy generation in Q3 2017 totalling 3.2TWh, according to the latest report from energy monitoring firm EnAppSys.
Water utility Welsh Water has announced plans to increase its own suite of onsite renewables as part of a wider decarbonisation effort.
Andrea Leadsom has reiterated the government’s stance on climate change policy following the outcome of the EU referendum, claiming the country remains committed to dealing with the issue.