News – August 2020
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS DEPLOYMENT – AUGUST 2020
Rupert Harrow, Co-Founder Footprint Zero
Posted: 28 August 2020
- Provisionally, as of the end of July 2020 there is a total of 13,447 MW installed UK solar capacity across 1,041,745 installations. This is an increase of 1.3% (171 MW) since July 2019.
- During July 2020, there were 3,253 installations. This is the highest number of new installations since October. The number of installations were low in April, May and June as the COVID-19 lockdown measures took effect. The majority (83%) of these new installations were sub-4kW installations and the total installed capacity for the month has increased by 3 MW.
- To date, 45% (6,020 MW) of total installed solar PV capacity comes from the 463 large scale installations (greater than 5 MW). Whilst 92.7% of all installations are sub-4kW, these only amount to 20.3% (2,724 MW) of total installed solar PV capacity in the UK.
- At the end of June 2020 (end Quarter 2), 57% of capacity (7,695.7 MW) came from ground-mounted or standalone solar installations. This includes the two operational solar farms to be accredited for Contracts for Differences (Charity and Triangle solar farms).
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