The latest PV installation figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that <50kW installations have hit around 6MW-a-week.
The week ending 28 July saw 6.1MW of capacity added, while the week ending 4 August saw a further 6.4MW of solar installed. The latest figures show a slight drop in the number of installations registered, with just 5.5MW of installs completed. However, DECC often revises the figures upward due to lags in the database.
Of the 1,520 installations registered last week, 95% were sized 0-4kW with just 36 and 38 arrays registered in the 4-10kW and 10-50kW tariff band respectively.
Solar installers have been buoyed by the news that feed-in tariff rates for all bands of solar will remain frozen until 2014. However, the current levels of deployment are back to the level they were in February – far lower than the average achieved from March to June (9.7MW-a-week).