Solar Power

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 13th November 2015.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of changes to support for the solar power sector on the market share of the global solar industry that will be held by UK firms by 2020.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Our current estimates, assuming we incorporate proposed cost control measures under both the RO and FIT schemes, are that solar PV capacity in the UK could be approximately 9.6GW by 2020. How that stacks up as a market share globally will depend on many variables in markets around the world.

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