The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published its latest statistics on small-scale solar PV installations. The report shows that over 125,000 homes put solar on their roof last year.
The numbers also show that a total of 700MW of solar, the equivalent of powering 212,000 homes was installed on buildings and in ground-mounted solar farms thanks to the Feed in Tariff over the course of the year.
DECC also announced the tariffs to be paid out for the period from April to June of this year. The growth in demand for residential solar has meant that, for the first time since 2012, the tariff paid out for that size of system will be reduced due to the healthy number of installations not just because of the automatic reduction every nine months.
David Pickup, the Solar Trade Association’s Business Analyst, said: “These latest statistics show that the FiT solar PV market is seeing healthy growth with plenty of solar going up on domestic and commercial roofs as well as small solar farms.
“We are particularly pleased to see good levels of growth in the large rooftop market with 33MW of solar – 164 installations – installed in the last three months of 2014, more than double that in the previous quarter.”