Official Statistics

PV cost update

The costs of solar Photovoltaic (PV) used in DECC’s model for the UK Feed-In Tariff (FIT).


PV Cost Update

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The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) appointed Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) to update the costs of solar PV used in DECC’s model for the UK Feed-In Tariff (FIT).

PB used a number of different sources to update the PV cost data. These were:

  • market intelligence received from DECC (both formal consultation responses and data received through other channels)
  • quotes for PV installations sourced from a number of different PV companies
  • consultation with experts from the PV industry, including installers, manufacturers, and industry analysts
  • analysis of domestic and global trends in PV markets, both on the supply and the demand side making use where possible of existing expert analysis on the solar sector
Published 8 February 2012