The United Kingdom has added £1.35 million pounds in awards for
solar projects in the United Kingdom. The new awards this time around will go to retrofit churches, schools, housing projects
and museums. Among the museums slated for solar include the London Transport Museum.
Kirk Archibald, Solar PV Programme Manager at the Energy Saving
Trust, which manages the funding from the Department of Trade and Industry has been impressed with the applicants and welcomed
new applicants for the next tranche, "We are delighted that we have been able to offer grant funding to such a wide variety
of projects. We were impressed with the overall standard of applicants and encouraged to see the excellent work being carried
out throughout the UK to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. With the next round of funding approaching, we look forward to receiving
applications for more innovative and exciting projects."
The latest funding tranche brings the total solar awards by the
UK government to £18.8 million. The fund was started in 2002.