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The UK solar market’s position worldwide in the face of changing FiT policy

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By Emma Hughes, News Editor, Solar Power Portal

The solar photovoltaics market in the United Kingdom was virtually non-existent until April 2010, when the long-awaited feed-in tariff scheme was implemented. Yet, despite coming late to the game, the UK’s solar industry took off immediately, installing more than 80MW in the first 12 months alone. Now, just two years down the line, the market is placed as the world’s eighth largest. This paper will take a look back at how the UK got to this point as well as considering just how bright the future of this fast-paced market will realistically be.

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