Solar Power

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 9th November 2011.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate his Department has made of the contribution of the solar industry to gross domestic product.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

I have been asked to reply.

HM Government have made no estimates of solar industry contribution to gross domestic product.

However, independent research commissioned by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills estimates that photovoltaic renewable energy (i.e. solar power) together with its supply chain resulted in nearly £5 billion of sales in 2009-10, employing 39,000 across 2,000 businesses.

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