Solar Power

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 13th March 2018.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Chair, Treasury Sub-Committee

What change there has been in the amount of UK energy provided by solar power in the last two years.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

Solar PV is a UK success story, with rapid deployment over the last 7 years.

Over 99% of the UK’s solar PV capacity has been deployed since May 2010.

Latest figures indicate that we now have 12.8GW of solar capacity installed in the UK which is 4% of current UK electricity consumption.

This is an increase in solar capacity of 29% compared to January 2016 when it was 9.9GW.

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