The land of the Red Dragon may see an increased number of residential solar installations thanks to new regional legislation.
According to a report in News Wales, the Assembly Government is considering proposal to change regulations regarding the installation of micro-generation renewable energy installations on residential property. Under the new proposal, planning permission would not be required for solar panels, wind turbines or geothermal wells unless the construction was of ‘a scale or type that would have a clear impact beyond the householder's own property.’
Elsewhere in Wales, a new train depot is being heralded for its extensive reliance on renewable energy. The news site icWales.com reports on the depot at Machynlleth, which features solar panels and a wind turbine to generate the facility's electricity and a water harvester designed to reduce consumption on the municipal water system.