23 Jan '15, 9pm

DECC statistics reflect healthy demand for residential solar installations in the UK: But much more activity i...

More than 125,000 UK homes put solar on their roof last year. That's according to the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which recently published statistics on small-scale solar PV installations. The numbers also show that a total of 700MW of solar, the equivalent of powering 212,000 homes, was installed on buildings and in ground-mounted solar farms thanks to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) over the course of the year. All seemingly good news, but here's the rub: The growth in demand for residential solar in the UK has meant that -- for the first time since 2012 -- the tariff paid out for that size of system will reduce, not just because of the automatic reduction every nine months but instead because of the healthy number of installations towards the end of last year. Furthermore, slightly larger solar PV installations between 10kW and 50kW – often on schools,...

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