This report from the National Grid makes for encouraging reading for the UK solar outlook. With the closure of the ROC scheme last month, I am pleasantly surprised to read that the National Grid view the UK as a 1.8GW market over the next year. With the increased deployment of solar onto the grid, the demand profile is shifting in turn. Last month saw the transmission system afternoon demand fall below overnight demand for the first time in the UK's history due to the amount of solar generation on the grid. National Grid has now reduced their demand forecast for the summer period for the third year in a row due to increased solar deployment. This is proof that solar is playing a very important part in the UK's energy mix.