Daniel Zeichner – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Daniel Zeichner on 2015-11-04.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the market size of the UK solar industry in 2016.

Andrea Leadsom

Current deployment of solar PV stands at 8.2GW, spread across slightly more than 770,000 installations. This is divided into 3.37GW (over 755,000 installations) under the Feed-in Tariff and 3.84GW (over nearly 14,000 installations) under the Renewables Obligation. There is an additional 0.97GW of solar PV, most of which is large scale installation that has not yet accredited under the RO.

Current estimates suggest that, assuming we incorporate our proposed cost control measures under both RO and FIT schemes, by 2020 there will be approximately 9.6GW of solar PV, incorporating c5.7GW under the RO and Contracts for Difference, and c3.9GW under the FIT scheme: