Who owns the UK’s 12GW of Solar PV

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In this article, we provide the first ever full breakdown of who owns the UK’s entire cumulative solar PV capacity, deployed as of the end of 2016, adding up to about 12GW of capacity. The analysis was undertaken by the in-house research team at Solar Media Ltd, and formed the basis of a presentation delivered by Finlay Colville on 1 February 2017 at the Solar Finance & Investment Europe conference in London.More details on the 7.6GW of large-scale solar sites, including a wealth of information on the 1,021 large-scale ground-mount sites making up the largest segment of UK solar, can also be found in our Completed Assets monthly report, with subscription details available at www.solar-intel.com. This article explains the background and methodology used to understand the ownership profile of UK solar, and covers details on the different rooftop segments. The second part of the article deals with the ground-mount segment that forms the dominant part of UK solar.