UK FIT scheme now supports more than 1.9 GW of installed PV power
Post date: 09/01/2014
More than 1,910 MW of installed PV capacity had been registered under the UK’s FIT scheme as of Nov. 30, 2013, according to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) latest statistics. About 41.5 MW of newly installed PV capacity was registered under the scheme in November, down from 56.5 MW in October and 45.2 MW in September. According to the DECC, 435,912 PV systems were connected to UK grid as of the end of November. These figures do not include PV systems and capacity installed under the UK’s Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme, which is designed for larger PV installations.
According to the DECC’s latest quarterly energy statistics, approximately 2.46 GW of installed PV capacity – including larger systems – had been registered under the FIT and RO schemes as of the end of August 2013.
The UK aims to cover 15% of its domestic electricity demand with renewables by 2020. As part of this goal, the DECC aims to have 22 GW of installed PV capacity by the end of the decade.