Record numbers of solar panel installations in 2023, says MCS — but could accreditation slow it down?

Man installing solar panels on roof
In the Q1 of 2023 in the UK there were over 60,000 solar panel installations, according to the MCS (Image credit: Getty Images)

There were a record number of solar panel installations in the first half of 2023 in the UK with over 60,000 solar panel installations alone in Q1, according to the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme). 

The MCS, the industry’s official standards body, also revealed that there were more green energy installations in June alone than in any six-month period in previous years, with solar panels representing the largest increase in these figures.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.