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Subsidies help UK take the solar-power lead in Europe

Cloudy Britain is becoming Europe’s hottest market in which to build solar parks.

Cheaper equipment costs and steady subsidies are attracting developers of large-scale, ground-mounted projects from nations like Germany and Spain that pioneered solar power on the Continent.

UK solar PV demand reached 1.45GW in 2013: large-scale grows by 600%

UK solar PV demand reached 1.45GW in 2013: large-scale grows by 600%

Large-scale solar PhotoVoltaic installations in the UK grew by an incredible 600% during 2013, driving the UK to a record 1.45GW of new solar PV capacity added.

Ground-mounted installations accounted for over 90% of new large-scale solar PV added in the UK in 2013.

The UK was ranked in sixth place globally for large-scale solar PV, and is one of just six countries that had, or approached, a GW-level large-scale solar market during 2013.

New feed in tariff (FIT) rates from July 2013

Ofgem has confirmed the feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV technology beginning July 1, 2013. The rates have been reduced by 3.5%, as reported by Renewable Energy Installer with the tariff being reviewed again in October 2013. 

The new FiT rates as of 1 July, 2013, are:

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Gain Free Hot Water using your Solar Panel sytem with Immersun

If you already have a Solar PV system or are thinking of installing a Solar Panel array, you can now benefit from both free electricity and free hot water all year round.

With Solar PV systems, owners often struggle to make the most of the free excess electricity that is being generated from their solar panels; with an Immersun device, you can make the most of any surplus electricity generated by using it to heat the water in your cylinder.

No February feed-in tariff cuts as rates remain the same until 1 May 2013

Ofgem has confirmed the feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for solar photovoltaic technology beginning February 1, 2013. The rates will remain the same, as reported by Solar Power Portal last month, following disappointing levels of installs across all capacity bands.

The new FiT rates, as of 1 February, 2013, will be as follows:

UK generates record amount of renewable energy in Q1’12

According to Government’s latest Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices report, the UK has generated a record amount of renewable energy during the first quarter (3 months) of 2012. More than 11% of Britain's electricity generation was attributed to output from solar, wind and renewable heat sources during this period.

The report, which was published yesterday, outlined that output from all renewable sources reached 11.08TWh during the quarter, which is a 39% increase in comparison to the same period of 2010. The updated figures for 2011 also confirm that last year renewable energy output rose 33% to a record 34,410GWh.

"Today's statistics show a clear increase on the first quarter of last year across all renewables - with rises in wind, hydro, solar and bioenergy generation," explained Energy Minister Charles Hendry.

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