Despite this, the Solar Trade Association is organising the British Solar Independence Day 2016 on 4 July (which is also the USA’s Independence Day) to spread awareness of the benefits of solar energy to the UK.
Westminster MPs and other elected representatives have been asked to take part by taking a photo of themselves with a solar installation in their constituency and sharing it on social media on the day using the social media hash-tag: #SolarIndependence
A spokesman for the Solar Trade Association said: “Just six months after the Paris Agreement the global mood music is clear: time is running out to avoid dangerous climate change.
“Solar is a key part of the solution and it can give us independence from high energy prices by reducing our bills and independence from energy imports from overseas.
“STA members are also free to organise a community open day, school visit or get their local MP to come and visit their business on the day. We are happy to help them promote the event and provide you with banners and button badges for children.
“If you are not yet an STA member, click here.