Growth in small scale solar installations DECC figures reveal

According to the latest set of figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) the UK solar PV industry is continuing to show positive signs of growth, with more than 2,000 installations last week.

In the week ending 17th March, 2,020 solar PV installations were completed, with the most significant growth occuring in the 0-4kW band, which accounted for 1,936 solar system installs. However growth in the 4-10kW and 10-50kW bands remains worringly stagnant, with just 38 and 46 installations a piece.

With in excess of 2,000 systems installed in between the 0-50kW capacity banding, DECC’s figures have revealed that the number of installations is significantly higher (some 61%) compared to January’s average weekly figures.

Small-scale installations of systems up to 4kW remains the most popular, and with the feed-in tariff currently paying out 15.44p/kWh up until 1 July 2013, there really hasn’t been a better time to install solar panels to generate your own renewable electricity. The current feed-in tariff rate for small-scale solar PV systems is likely to drop by 3.5% from 1 July 2013.

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