UK solar additions slow in 2Q21

According to industry group, Solar Energy UK, the UK added a total of 135MW of solar capacity last quarter, down from 175MW in the first quarter but more than double the additions made in 2Q20.

A total of 310MW was deployed in the first half of 2021, a 165% increase over the same period in 2020 (which was heavily impacted by COVID-19).

Solar Energy UK reported that around 85MW of the additions made last quarter came from rooftop installations, with residential installations at their highest since feed-in-tariffs were discontinued at the start of 2019. Price increases for solar modules resulted in a decline in ground-mounted solar installations. This also led to temporary pauses in construction for some large-scale solar projects.


Adapted from an article in Argus