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Solar Power

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL11885, tabled on 7 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of energy generated from solar power each day in the UK.

Answered on

21 January 2021

On average in 2019, solar PV generated 35 GWh of electricity per day in the UK. This is calculated as the total amount of electricity generated by solar PV in 2019 divided by the number of days. The 2019 generation figure is published by BEIS in DUKES 6.4 (copy attached).

In addition, on average in 2019, 0.148 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent of solar thermal energy was produced per day in the UK. The 2019 figures is published by BEIS in DUKES 6.1 (copy attached).

Full statistics for 2020 are not yet available. Provisional statistics will be published on March 25th on the GOV.UK website.