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UK: Shift from large-scale to rooftop PV confirmed

The anticipated shift in the U.K. solar PV industry from large, utility-scale plants to rooftop projects has been confirmed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Investors and developers will have to wait after the elections to get a clear view of the new policy landscape, however.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed the U.K. solar market’s shift towards the rooftops of the country’s homes and businesses.

Speaking at the Solar Finance and Investment Conference in London, Richard Cave, the DECC’s head of solar PV and hydro, said the U.K.’s solar strategy aims “to shift [the PV market] from large-scale to buildings, with the commercial and industrial rooftops fragment of the market being largely untapped today.”

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