Mitsubishi Electric has produced a free, CPD-accredited guide to solar photovoltaics in the UK in order to meet the expected amount of uncertainty in the residential market since the introduction of the feed-in tariff (FiT).

The guide explores the issues around solar power and highlights the rules of thumb necessary for specifying and installing these systems. It also looks at the different systems available from in-roof, on-roof, standing seam, facades, and flat roof systems, as well as exploring the tariffs and rates.

“Oil and gas prices continue to rise, so using solar power for our buildings is becoming an increasingly viable financial alternative,” explains Perry Jackson, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Electric’s Photovoltaic Division.

According to the latest figures from the EPIA, Europe leads the world in the use of photovoltaic systems, with 16GW of capacity installed up to 2009 – around 70% of the world’s total PV power.