The latest solar PV installation figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show that <50kW-scale installations are continuing to grow steadily.

For the week ending 18 August, there were 1,910 installations registered on the governmental database, representing 7.14MW of new capacity.

Continuing previous trends, the vast majority of installations were carried out in the 0-4kW tariff band, which accounted for 95% of all installs recorded in the week. However, the normally suppressed 10-50kW sector saw a 57% rise in capacity installed from the previous week to stand at 1.5MW.

The 7MW-a-week figures represent a rebound to the level of installs seen in March and a 28% increase from the previous week.

Following the degression across the three smallest tariff bands in July, the solar industry has enjoyed a period of tariff stability that will stretch until the New Year when the >50kW tariff bands will all be reduced by 3.5% across the board on 1 January 2014.

The full installations figures can be viewed here.