Solar Installations Record Year – 20,000 Installs per month

Solar Installations Record Year – 20,000 Installs per month

Microgeneration Certification Scheme Reveals Solar Installations Record Year in 2023

The official standards body for renewable technologies, MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) reported 2023 was the first year to average more than 20,000 solar panel installations per month with more British households installing solar panels than ever before!

Official data from the MCS confirmed the first half of 2023 saw 82% more installations than the first half of 2022 and according to analysts if the current rate of installation continues, over 250.000 households could have renewable energy installed by the end of the year.

MCS CEO Ian Rippin said:

    “We are pleased to report that the UK is on track for its strongest year ever for certified small-scale renewable technology installations. The home-grown energy you invest in for your home, or your business plays an ever more crucial role in the decarbonisation of UK buildings.”

MCS has estimated that the total installed capacity of small-scale renewable energy installations on British homes and businesses, mainly solar, now exceeds 4GW.

This represents more than the nuclear power plant under construction at Hinkley Point and almost double the capacity of Europe’s biggest gas power plant near Pembroke in Wales.

Ian Rippin, the chief executive of MCS, said:

    “As the cost of energy continues to grow, we are seeing more people turn to renewable technology to generate their own energy and heat at home. We need to continue to push this expansion to meet our shared national ambitions to reach net zero by 2050. More consumers have the confidence to invest in small-scale renewables now than ever, but we have to make that transition even easier.

The UK government has set clear targets to reach 70GW of solar capacity by 2035 and with 2023 officially Solar Installations record year- the good news is we are right on track.

What Savings Can I Achieve with Solar Panels?

Solar panel systems typically generate a saving of between 60%- 80% per year* on your energy bills and with the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) you can also earn money back for exporting excess solar energy generated by your solar panel system into the grid.

*based on a 12 panel solar system with a 5.2Kw Battery.

How Can E-Verve Energy help with your Solar PV Project?

E-Verve Energy have over 10 years of experience in the energy efficiency industry and are widely recognised as one of the UK’s most trusted installers. We are fully OZEV and MCS accredited, TrustMark approved and proud members of both RECC and CPA (consumer protection organisations that regulates and guarantees that all our work and customer service is carried out to the highest standard). This means that all projects are fully protected and completed by our accredited tradesmen. To find out more about how E-Verve Energy can help you with your Solar Project visit our dedicated Solar PV Page for your FREE design and quotation!

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