UK doubles large-scale solar capacity with world set for new installation record


The UK has doubled its installed utility-scale solar capacity in 2015, taking it to more than 4GW, according to new figures released on July 14.

Statistics from solar market analysts Wiki-Solar put the UK behind the USA and China in its installed large-scale solar capacity, having moved to third place ahead of Germany in the first quarter of 2015.

The figures show that global installations in the first half of 2015 totalled more than 8GW of utility-scale solar, which is defined as solar plants with a capacity of more than 4MW.

The new capacity looks on track to make 2015 a record year for large-scale solar, with around 14GW installed in all of 2014.

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