Government figures suggest British solar industry past major landmark last week, as installers work towards delivering one million roofs by 2015;

The solar power industry appears to have installed its 500,000th set of solar panels in the UK in recent days, in a move that marks a major milestone for the burgeoning sector.

According to figures by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, 499,687 solar schemes had been installed by January 5 under the feed-in tariff scheme that supports solar arrays with a capacity smaller than 50kW.

It is highly likely that the capacity installed last week has taken the industry past the half a million mark. However, it remains to be seen how close the industry is towards its goal of installing one million solar arrays specifically on homes by 2015.

Leonie Greene of the Solar Trade Association argued that……… with the growing popularity of solar technology in the UK and predicted that the sector’s target for 2015 now looked “very achievable”.

“Politicians may be fighting about energy and climate change in Westminster, but the public are just getting on with it,” she told BusinessGreen.

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