The UK photovoltaic industry in 2012 is promising

  • Detail

In 2012, the UK photovoltaic industry had gratifying achievements in many aspects

although the UK also experienced difficult market conditions last year, the cost of solar power installation also continued to decline significantly. Solar power generation has not only become the most popular renewable energy option for the British public, but also the most economical way

looking back at the UK solar energy industry in 2012, there are gratifying achievements in many aspects. By the end of 2012, the cumulative photovoltaic market demand in the UK is expected to exceed 1.6gw, of which 94% will be installed in the past two years. Such high growth made the UK one of the top ten photovoltaic markets in the world in 2011 and 2012, and became a part of the global terminal market strategy formulated by leading photovoltaic suppliers

however, compared with the sustainable growth in 2011, your UK solar industry in 2012 still added a lot of political uncertainties. Rapid tracking and evaluation, legal challenges and RO (green energy certificate) have all become factors restricting the development of the industry. These policy uncertainties have greatly prolonged the boom and bust cycle of the solar energy industry, and undoubtedly damaged the confidence index of consumers

but then an interesting thing happened. The Ministry of energy and climate change (DECC) began to have a meaningful dialogue with the industry, and the government's solid policies to support the solar industry began to be gradually implemented

five year subsidy plan for solar energy

in order to achieve the 2020 green energy target, the British government has launched a five-year Subsidy Plan for solar energy in order to drive investment in related industries. Reuters believes that by setting the subsidy standard from 2013 to 2017, the Ministry of energy and climate change of the United Kingdom has provided investors with enough static load units, which will lead to the policy certainty that the uneven distributed load range along the width of the sample is 5 (1) 00 n, so that they can safely invest in new solar projects

the new subsidy plan will be implemented in May, 2013. Although slightly higher than the initial proposal in September last year, the subsidy standard for the solar photovoltaic industry formulated by the subsidy plan is still 20% lower than the current level. However, the new plan eased the threshold for subsidies for biomass energy projects

the British government hopes that this will bring at least 600million pounds of investment to biomass energy projects; Biomass energy developers welcomed the government's new plan, saying that the new subsidy scheme could release billions of pounds of investment. The new subsidy scheme will help the UK achieve its green energy target and reduce carbon emissions. However, as the British government is trying to control government spending and the cost of other technologies is continuously reduced, the new subsidy scheme is still facing greater financial pressure

renewable energy compulsory license

the British government will provide subsidies in the form of renewable obligation certificates. The Ministry of energy and climate change will ensure that the new biomass energy plant can obtain 1.5 renewable energy compulsory licenses for every 1 megawatt hour of electricity produced. If the total power generation capacity of the project exceeds 400 megawatts, the relevant departments will evaluate it to determine the follow-up work. If the power generation capacity of the biomass plant does not exceed 400 MW by march31,2016, then 1.4 renewable energy compulsory licenses can be obtained for each megawatt hour

the Department of energy and climate change also said that if the renewable energy compulsory license is used to support biomass projects, it will release an investment worth 600million pounds and create 1000 construction jobs

low investment risk

compared with other traditional experimental machines with large PV installation, which are precision test instruments for measuring the mechanical properties, process performance, internal defects of metal materials, non-metal materials, mechanical parts, engineering structures, etc. under various conditions and environments, and verifying the dynamic unbalance of rotating parts, European countries face lower financial risks when investing in the UK. In the context of the continuous growth of the UK photovoltaic industry, many parts suppliers are formulating long-term market strategies. At the same time, due to the low local PV capacity in the UK, the UK PV market is more attractive to overseas suppliers

as the UK shifts from an emerging high growth PV market to a more mature and stable terminal market, PV module and balance system suppliers need to adjust their supply strategies to cater to leading downstream installers and project developers

final puzzle

for the renewable energy roadmap released in 2011, the British government believes that the urgent task now is to develop key technologies to meet the renewable energy target in 2020. The road map predicts that by 2020, the amount of solar energy installed in the UK should be between 7gw and 20GW. Therefore, DECC will actively develop a solar energy strategy to improve the feasible technology of decarbonization as soon as possible

although the UK also experienced difficult market conditions last year, the cost of solar power installation also continued to decline significantly. Solar power generation has not only become the most popular renewable energy option for the British public, but also the most economical way. Coupled with the new and stable policy platform, solar power has been in a perfect position, which also proves that solar power is no longer a "marginal player" in the UK energy market. Zhonghua glass () Department

Copyright © 2011 JIN SHI