New DECC opinion tracker shows solar to be most popular renewable technology

The tenth wave of an opinion tracker published by Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has shown that solar energy is the most popular energy generation technology in the UK.

The latest report in a series of public opinion trackers on energy and climate change has revealed that over three quarters of adults in the UK support the use of renewable energy technologies in generating electricity, fuel and heat in the UK. This is 2% higher than reports from December of last year. Furthermore, solar energy proved to be the most popular technology, with 82% of adults in support of solar energy.

In terms of renewable heat, 69% of respondents said they were aware of renewable heat technologies and there was a rise in number of people saying they had not considered installing a specific renewable heat measure, in particular 67% had not considered air source heat pumps, 63% had not considered group source heat pumps and 71% had not considered micro CHP units.

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To view the full DECC report, please click here.