DECC upgrades 2020 solar forecast to 12GW
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has dramatically upgraded its solar deployment forecast for 2020 to 12GW.
Energy secretary Amber Rudd made the announcement during a landmark speech this morning, outlining her department’s future energy strategy.
During the speech, Rudd said: “Over 8GW of solar is already deployed and even with the costs controls we have proposed we expect to have around 12GW in place by 2020. [Solar] will be cost-competitive through the 2020s.”