UK solar PV installations go through the roof

UK solar PV installations go through the roof

According to new data from MCS, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed on British homes equated to 3GW of electricity for the UK grid for the first time ever last year.

This represents £20billion, the estimated cost of construction for the Sizewell C nuclear power plant, which will have an energy output of 3.2GW. With installation numbers soaring, the MCS installation database predicts that solar PV will surpass the Suffolk reactor’s output by spring this year.

The data also shows that, in 2021, 61,455 UK properties had solar panels installed – an increase of 71% on the previous year (35,841*). This takes the total number of ‘sunny roofed’ residential properties to one million, according to Solar Energy UK.

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