Solar Power In The UK

Solar power represented a very small part of electricity production in United Kingdom until 2011. The installed base has increased rapidly in recent years as a result of reductions in the cost of photovoltaic (PV) panels, and the introduction of a feed-in tariff (FIT) subsidy in April 2010. As of May 2017, there is a total installed capacity of 12,318 megawatt (MW) of PV solar power, placing the United Kingdom in sixth place internationally in terms of total installed capacity. In 2016 the UK generated 3.4% of its total electricity using solar power.
In 2012, the government announced that 4 million homes across the UK will be powered by the sun within eight years, representing 22 GW of installed solar power capacity by 2020.
The 72MW(DC) Shotwick Solar Farm is the largest in the United Kingdom.

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