Six months in Solar ………

Having just passed the Summer solstice on June 21 and the midway point of the UK’s solar-based calendar,  this would seem an apt time to reflect on how the industry is faring now that 2013 is six months old.

June has not just been bright for the PV market in terms of panel output, but the latest statistics from DECC show a healthy return in installed capacity to a rate not seen since last October.

In the week ending June 23, over 3,000 installations were registered in the sub 50kW band with a cumulative capacity of more than 13MW.   Whilst this is still a far cry from the heady days of 2011 before changes to the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) were enacted, it is broadly on a par with the situation 12 months ago when the FiT rate was still 21p/kWh for domestic installations.

It’s been a long time coming but the sector is healing itself from the tumultuous events of 2012 and gearing up for increased demand now that we have much-needed stability.

There is also much to look forward to in the renewable heating sector with announcements expected during the next two months from DECC on both its non-domestic RHI consultation and the long-awaited details of its domestic counterpart.

We are looking forward to what the next six months will bring!

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