ou don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that the UK solar market has slowed down right now. The summer months have always been slow after 31 March ROC surges, and as developers and asset holders re-assess what is on the table for the next 12 months. The difference of course this year is that this is the final year for ROCs (to 31 March 2017). There was a hard-stop on planning applications back on 22 July 2015, and we have now the thorny issue of the Brexit referendum result.
All said and done, this is the final year of ROCs for the UK solar industry, and ROCs have been the main reason the UK has installed 12GW of solar. Furthermore, we know also that project developers are extremely creative at making things happen, despite alarm bells being sounded that would indicate the game is over.
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