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Solar Panel Sales Drop

According to data published by the Solar Trade Association (STA) this month, the sale of domestic solar panel systems for installation on roofs has dropped significantly when compared with the average number of sales since the beginning of FIT here in the UK. In fact, there has been a drop of 75% when comparing the first quarter of this year with the start of FIT.

There has been a significant drop in the sale of solar panels for domestic installations here in the UK.

In respect of the number of such installations this means that the number of domestic rooftop installations has gone down to about 650 in comparison to a figure of about 2,700. That is a huge fall in numbers.

When looking at the sale of 50kW plus installations on roofs in the first quarter of 2017 there has been a drop of around 65% when this period is compared with the average number of installations in 2016. Again, we are sure that you will agree, this is a huge fall in the deployment of solar photovoltaic panels.

It is also concerning to read that the number of jobs in the solar industry in the summer of last year is estimated to have dropped by about 33%. This obviously has an impact in so many ways such as affecting the economy here in the UK and the families who had someone loose their job in the industry.

It is to be hoped that something can be done to boost the solar panel industry that will hopefully result in more jobs being created in this part of the renewable energy sector and that may help lower carbon emissions here in the UK. It will be interesting to see if the government is able to do anything more to help bolster the solar panel industry on an ongoing basis.

Here at Solar Panels UK we will continue to keep our readers up to date with a range of interesting news articles about solar photovoltaic panels.

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