Solar Installations show strong weekly increase

Some great news for the environment and for people wishing to control their energy bills whilst making a great financial investment.

The latest solar installation figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveal that weekly installations have broken the 8MW barrier for the first time in 2013.

The week ending 14 April saw a total of 2,013 ≤50kWp installs registered on the central database – representing 8.3MW of capacity. The level of capacity installed is 25% larger than last week’s figures with 340 more installations.

Installations in the 0-4kWp band continue to demand the deployment figures with 1,894 systems registered. The 4-10kW and 10-50kW continue to show incremental growth with 50 and 69 installations respectively.

The figures show that since April last year, the UK solar industry has installed 445MW of ≤50kW scale solar. However, large-scale solar developments continue to represent the vast majority of solar capacity installed in the UK.

Greg Barker commented - ''Solar Pv continuing to make real progress''