UK solar PV market going strong

Published:  09 August, 2010

Ofgem has released figures showing UK solar PV installations have "overtaken any other renewable energy source" since April.

Ofgem has released figures showing UK solar photovoltaic (PV) installations have "overtaken any other renewable energy source" since April, when the feed-in tariffs (FiT) were introduced.

Data used looked at installations placed between 1 April to 31 July this year. Ofgem counted a total of 4,457 installations for the period, 4,429 of which were domestic.

This comes as research analyst, iSuppli, said the UK solar market is the fastest growing "in the world".

A spokesperson for iSuppli said: "The UK FiT is relatively attractive, although it could be more so if prices were comparitive with Germany and the US."