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Sussex MPs sign up as Rooftop Solar Champions

CPRE campaign sees MPs pledge to be a voice for ‘common-sense’ solar in parliament.

Four Sussex MPs have signed up to become Parliamentary Rooftop Solar Champions.

Caroline Ansell (Eastbourne), Maria Caulfield (Lewes), Sally-Ann Hart (Hastings and Rye) and Caroline Lucas (Brighton Pavilion) are backing CPRE’s rooftop solar campaign.

As champions they support:

  • The government setting a target for at least 60% of solar energy to be delivered through rooftop solar installations on new builds, commercial buildings and car parks.
  • Making solar PV or thermal panels a standard expectation for all suitable new builds.
  • Ofgem requiring Distribution Network Operators across the country to invest in local grid capacity to better accommodate increased generation from solar and heat pumps.

Members of the public can sign a petition calling on the Government to unleash the power of rooftop solar at:

Read: Press release Solar Champions July 2023

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Added 20 July 2023
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