UK installed 28 MW of new PV systems up to 50 kW in the last month
Post date: 16/01/2014
According to the latest weekly statistics from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the UK hosted 501,145 PV systems with a capacity of 50 kW or less as of Jan. 14, 2014. Together these systems had a total installed capacity of 1,807 MW. PV systems up to 4 kW accounted for 1,389 MW of the total, while systems between 4 and 10 kW and 10 and 50 kW accounted for 88.3 MW and 330.1 MW, respectively.
During the 1-month period from Dec. 15 to Jan. 14, the UK added around 28 MW of new PV capacity in the form of around 5,500 PV systems up to 50 kW in size. In the previous month, 40 MW of these systems was added. 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 UK FIT scheme as of the end of August 2013. Thus, about 769 MW of new PV capacity was added in the first 8 months of 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.