In the United Kingdom, solar PV and solar heating contribute nearly 3.3% of the total renewable energy mix.
According to the UK solar power statistics, as of the first quarter of 2019, the installed solar capacity in the country was more than 13 GW.
Out of the total installation, 72 MW (DC) was contributed by Shotwick Solar Farm, the largest in the UK. However, the generation of solar energy during peak hours was less than 10GW.
Currently, a little more than 500,000 solar units have been installed on buildings all over the country.
The number of UK solar installations is expected to increase to more than 10 million by 2020. If that target is achieved, solar energy will meet 40% of the country’s electricity needs.