Encouraging to read that subsidy-free large scale solar is on the horizon. As soon as the numbers start to stack up we will surely see the utility scale PV sector burst back into life after the post RO slump. Component prices continue to fall and energy prices are rising so it won't be long before subsidy-free solar will become a reality for the UK as it has recently in Italy.
Debating the future for solar in the UK at this week’s Managing European Solar Assets conference, a host of developers and asset owners concluded that subsidy-free solar at scale was between 12 and 18 months from fruition in the UK market with Lee Moscovitch, partner at Greencoat Capital, insisting developments were approaching feasibility. With component costs continuing to exhibit sharp declines, Enerparc’s Stefan Muller said that it was down to investors and EPCs to find the right financing to enable subsidy-free developments, considering it to be the largest barrier remaining.