UK reaches 8.43 GW of PV capacity


UK reaches 8.43 GW of PV capacity


The UK added over 3.0 GW of PV power in the first 11 months of 2014, up 38.5% from the same period in 2014.
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4.01.2016: The UK had 8,437 MW of cumulative installed PV capacity at the end of November 2015, according to the latest figures from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The country added 32 MW of new PV systems in November, down from 64 MW in October and 134 MW in November 2014. The numbers for November and October 2015 are provisional, however, and will be updated in next month's statistics. The UK added 3,004 MW of new PV capacity in the first eleven months of 2015. In the same period of last year, the country added new PV systems totaling 2,168 MW. The amount of capacity commissioned under the country’s Renewable Obligation (RO) program stood at 3,946 MW at the end of November, while the amount commissioned under the FIT scheme totaled 3,615 MW. Unaccredited PV systems accounted for most of the remaining capacity. The UK had 815,505 operational PV systems as of the end of November 2015. 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. © PHOTON