The Solar Trade Association (STA) has hit out at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) over its “incomplete” solar statistics. The department has published its latest deployment statistics, which show that solar deployment in 2019 was down by over 60MW in comparison to 2018. This suggests the slowest year since 2010, the STA said. However, the statistics – which show the deployment of solar in the UK each month – have not been updated since March 2019 for the 50kW to ≤ 5 MW category. In addition, only one large-scale site has been added to the > 25 MW category in 2019, the 34.7MWp asset completed in December by Gridserve.
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