The rich yet to embrace solar

The myth continues to persist that solar energy is the preserve of the rich, but the latest data suggests the further you live from rich suburbs the more popular solar becomes. The prevalence of electricity bill shock amongst households is a far better predictor of uptake than income.

Climate Spectator has detailed data on several occasions, from several sources over the last few years which illustrates that solar energy is not some green trinket of the rich. In fact it is most popular in mortgage belt locations and rural areas.

Yet the myth persists, and so the REC Agents Association has released updated data on the proportion of households with solar systems by postcode and the incomes associated with these locations.


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