The latest solar pv installation figures from DECC show that solar pv installs for the week ending July 8th have dropped by 36.4% compared to the week before.
The slow down in solar pv installation rates bucks the recent trend that had seen installation rates grow steadily week-on-week since the feed in tariff rate dropped to 21p in April. It is hard to pinpoint the reason behind the slowdown but the recent inclement weather in the UK may have had an effect.
The 2,183 installations recorded account for 9.6MW of capacity, taking the overall installed capacity to 1.168GW. However the department notes that: “Revisions have been made to the volumes recorded in previous weeks as a result of additional installations being registered on the MCS database. The latest numbers are also likely to be revised upwards, as has been the case in previous weeks.”