Exports of solar PV and battery storage to GB distribution networks have seen a “exponential” increase, according to new data from ElectraLink and the Renewable Energy Association (REA).
The UK’s solar fleet set a new record for peak PV generation yesterday, topping out at 9.47GW.
Solar PV generation in the UK peaked at 9.11GW this weekend – just short of the record – as the technology helped the country to a new coal-free milestone.
Nottingham City Council is celebrating a milestone after solar systems installed on its building generated more than 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity this year.
The UK’s solar capacity set a new generation record earlier this week, almost a year to the day it achieved the same feat in 2017.
The bank holiday sunshine helped solar PV become the UK’s dominant source of electricity for three hours on Sunday afternoon.
Surging solar generation this summer could send legacy, inflexible generators off the grid as National Grid expects yet another period of supply and demand travails.
UK solar has been lauded for the pivotal role it played in what has been billed as the greenest year yet for the UK’s energy supply.
The UK’s energy market is braced for a potential new record for solar generation this weekend as industry professionals raise the prospect of negative pricing.