News – May 2020
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS DEPLOYMENT
Source Gov Beis
Posted: 28 May 2020
Provisionally, as of the end of April 2020 there is a total of 13,493 MW installed UK Provisionally, as of the end of April 2020 there is a total of 13,493 MW installed UK solar capacity across 1,034,993 installations. This is an increase of less than 1.5% (195 MW) since April 2019.
- During April 2020, there have been 511 installations. This was 74 per cent fewer installations that in April 2019 and is the lowest number of installations in a given month in this data set. The COVID – 19 lockdown measures had a significant effect on the number of new installations which were able to be completed. The majority (76%) of these new installations were sub – 4kW installations and the total installed capacity for the month has increased by 7 MW.
- To date, 45% (6,069 MW) of total installed solar PV capacity comes from the 466 large scale installations (greater than 5 MW). Whilst 92.8% of all installations are sub – 4kW, these only amount to 20.1% (2,716 MW) of total installed solar PV capacity in the UK.
- At the end of March 2020 (end Quarter 1), 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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