News – May 2020


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).

UK Solar Deployment Chart

UK Solar Deployment: By Capacity


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