Within that £5.2bn figure, was a record volume of over £1.7bn of solar power projects, according to the figures released by Barbour ABI.
Solar energy projects also had the biggest increase in year-on-year approvals – up by 59 per cent.
Renewable energy planning applications increased by more than a quarter (26 per cent) in 2014; maintaining the year-on-year growth in the sector.
Michael Dall, lead economist, Barbour ABI, said: “Looking across the construction industry as a whole, for wind projects refusals to be running at 45 per cent demonstrates there is clearly difficulties that likely range from the size and scope of the projects to public objections.
“On the flipside, wind projects contributed to 44 per cent (£2.27bn) of the total amount of contracts awarded for renewable energy last year, boosted by many large-scale projects such as the £105 million Corriegarth and £52.5 million Millennium South wind farms.”
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