Solar PV hits new record for UK PV output
Solar PV is now generating the most power in the UK, with a record of 9.1GW of total capacity, according to data from the UK’s National Grid.
The milestone was confirmed in the latest edition of the National Grid Power Trends report, which found that demand for solar PV power in England has increased by almost a third since last year.
Solar PV capacity is now up 9.6 per cent compared to the same period last year, with an average capacity of 5.1MW.
The latest report also revealed that demand in England’s largest cities is growing by 9 per cent year on year.
Solar PV power now provides a total of 3.2GW of electricity in the capital, according the report.
The solar capacity in the London borough of Tower Hamlets was up 13.5 per cent in the past year, compared to a 7.2 per cent increase in 2016, while the number of solar-powered households in Tower Hamlins is up by 18.7 per cent, to 1,933.
There are now 1,800 solar-equipped homes in the borough, with 1,200 of those homes being solar-electricity-free.
A total of 4,813,822 homes in London are in solar-power-free status.
London’s population has risen by almost 4,000 people to over 1.2 million, and the number living in residential households in London has grown by 5,000 to almost 1.7 million.
London now has the highest proportion of residents living in solar households in the world, according a recent report from the World Bank.
London is home to some of the world’s most innovative and innovative solar installations, with solar panels installed on nearly every building in the city.
The UK’s renewable energy sector has seen an extraordinary surge in recent years, with projects like the London Interchange, which will eventually connect the capital’s underground stations with the grid, and more recently, the SolarCity scheme, which aims to provide free electricity to homes in some of London’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods.