Weekly solar installations hit 2,000

It's raining again and the chancelor has gone A-wall, but ever the optimist, look, installs are up - Happy Friday !!  The smaller-scale solar PV market in the UK is continuing to recover and grow slowly following the introduction of a new feed-in tariff (FiT) degression model.  

The latest installation figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that >50kW installations have broken 2,000 a week – a rate 61% higher than the average weekly install figure for January.

For the week ending 17 March, 2,020 installs were completed. The full breakdown can be seen below:

17 March 2013Total 0-4kW4-10kW10-50kW

The 2,020 installations represent 7.6MW of new solar capacity, a rise of 927kW from the previous week.

DECC has come under criticism from the solar industry for the automatic degression mechanism that automatically cuts support by 3.5% after three quarters regardless of the level of solar capacity installed.