May 15 (Renewables Now) - Solar power plants in the UK broke their peak generation record twice this week, reaching 9.47 GW around noon on Monday and then 9.55 GW at around 1230 local time on Tuesday, the Solar Trade Association (STA) announced.
The previous record of 9.38 GW was from May 2017.
Solar parks currently produce roughly 4% of UK electricity and the STA is urging the government to correct the “plethora of barriers” faced by the sector and ensure a level playing field for the technology so that solar can grow without public support.
At the end of 2018, the UK had around 13 GW of solar capacity. It is expected to add between 1.1 GW and 4 GW in 2019-2023, according to SolarPower Europe’s recently published Global Market Outlook (GMO).