The UK’s low carbon power generation capacity must quadruple by 2050 if the UK is to achieve net zero status in that time frame, with established technologies expected to do most of the “heavy lifting”.
As the UK's feed-in tariff scheme draws to a close, our sister site Solar Power Portal is running a series of articles looking at the impact it has had and the new opportunities emerging for the sector. Here Alice Grundy speaks to some of those there to witness the 'gold rush' created by the flawed subsidy programme.
Major China-based PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co has confirmed that it was selected by GRIDSERVE to provide specially adapted central inverters and ESS (energy storage systems) to a subsidy-free 34.7 MW PV park being built in Hull, UK for Warrington Borough Council.
Wood Mackenzie has predicted that the UK will join Europe’s “vanguard of subsidy-free utility-scale solar PV” in 2019 as project costs continue to fall. There are already a handful of sites that have reached that benchmark and a considerable pipeline is growing behind those.