Solar PV on the rise in the UK with solar power increasing its market share

A housing estate viewed from above with solar panels on roofs visible plus a solar farm in the background
Solar power has reached record high in terms of output and increased its overall market share in the renewables market in September (Image credit: Getty)

A new study examining government data shows a 40% increase in the installation of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels in UK properties over the past five years, with a 15% rise in the last year. 

The study looked at data from the Office of National Statistics about the number of Solar PV installations in the UK and their contribution to the country's energy capacity.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

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.