Trina Solar predicts 2GW of UK solar in 2013

Trina Solar, the world’s fourth largest solar manufacturer, is reportedly eyeing the UK for major investment in solar in 2013 as a result of policy decisions taken by the government at the end of last year.
 
Speaking to Bloomberg, Ben Hill the President of Trina Solar Europe, said that the Chinese manufacturer believes that the current boom in installs will carry its momentum across the whole year.
 
In the first quarter of 2013, Hill predicts that the large-scale solar renaissance will lead to “800MW to 1GW” of capacity installed. Trina is even more confident for the rest of the year, with Hill positive that the market will hit 2GW by the end of year.
 
Hill explained: “We have a continual and understandable programme for the next two to three years, so market players can understand what’s going to happen. We expect good growth from our residential and commercial business there.”
 
“We have a big boom in the bigger projects, and even with 1.6 ROCs that will allow the free field business to continue. What industry has managed to achieve in the UK is a sustainable view for the future.”
 
Along with Conergy, Trina is sponsoring the upcoming Solar Power UK Roadshows organised by Solar Media, the publisher of the Solar Power Portal. Themed Restarting the Market, the roadshows are being launched by Energy Minister Greg Barker on February 7 at Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey, before making their way across the rest of the UK .
 
Full dates and times can be found here.