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