Feed-in Tariffs: Quarterly statistics

The graphs on this page provide an overview of the Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) scheme's progress since launch to the latest quarter (1 April 2010 to 30 September 2016).

This includes the total number of installations and total capacity by technology alongside installation types, with a further breakdown by region.  

These graphs are interactive, allowing you to explore data views important to you. Use the dropdown filters to view the relevant graphs.

Scheme overview

For data on installations by type, technology and installed capacity.

Scheme overview

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Javascript is required to render chart Total installed capacity (kW) by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the total installed capacity (kW) by technology type accredited under FIT. Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

 

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Total installed capacity (kW) by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Hydro130,829
Anaerobic digestion217,578
Wind606,557
Micro CHP533
Photovoltaic4,150,964
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Javascript is required to render chart Total installed capacity (kW) by installation type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the total installed capacity by installation type (domestic, community, non-domestic (commercial) and non-domestic (industrial)).
 
Please note: references to ‘community’ installation types do not necessarily relate to ‘community organisation’ as defined by the FIT Order 2012.

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

 

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Total installed capacity (kW) by installation type
Installation typeTotal installed capacity (kW)
Domestic2,649,862
Community84,148
Non Domestic (Commercial)2,092,045
Non Domestic (Industrial)280,405
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Javascript is required to render chart Installations by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the total number of accredited installations by technology type. Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Installations by technology type
TechnologyTotal Installations
Hydro841
Anaerobic digestion310
Wind7,217
Micro CHP506
Photovoltaic774,508
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Javascript is required to render chart Installations by installation type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the total number of installations by installation type (ie domestic, community, non-domestic (commercial) and non-domestic (industrial)).  

Please note: references to ‘community’ installation types do not necessarily relate to ‘Community Organisation’ as defined by the FIT Order 2012. 

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Installations by installation type
Installation typeTotal installations
Domestic752,086
Community2,794
Non Domestic (Commercial)26,817
Non Domestic (Industrial)1,685
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FIT quarterly breakdown

For data on installations activity 2010/16 and per quarter by technology (non-cumulative) and capacity by technology (non-cumulative).

FIT quarterly breakdown

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Javascript is required to render chart Installations by technology per quarter (non-cumulative).

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This graph shows the number of accredited installations by technology type since April 2010 until the end of the last quarter.  It shows a non-cumulative breakdown of the figures per quarter. 

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Installations by technology per quarter (non-cumulative)
HydroAnaerobic digestionWindMicro CHPPhotovoltaic
Apr-Jun 2010405902,690
Jul-Sep 2010100058757,723
Oct-Dec 2010432310176,629
Jan-Mar 20114413097611,337
Apr-Jun 20111221815514,513
Jul-Sep 20111653269635,379
Oct-Dec 20111042286465,943
Jan-Mar 20122323623699,914
Apr-Jun 20123054771136,869
Jul-Sep 20123494473043,576
Oct-Dec 20121677291927,934
Jan-Mar 201319115591920,603
Apr-Jun 20132551841418,737
Jul-Sep 20132310145825,783
Oct-Dec 2013176197723,889
Jan-Mar 20142615211322,464
Apr-Jun 20142518366529,927
Jul-Sep 20143114207229,279
Oct-Dec 20142318202232,497
Jan-Mar 20154433250535,438
Apr-Jun 201537221541332,078
Jul-Sep 20153018128334,633
Oct-Dec 20154019124245,197
Jan-Mar 20164524182344,899
Apr-Jun 20166030148215,172
Jul-Sep 20166430145911,405
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Javascript is required to render chart Capacity (kW) by technology per quarter (non-cumulative).

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This graph shows the total installed capacity for all accredited installations by technology type since April 2010 until the end of the last quarter. It provides a non cumulative breakdown of the figures per quarter.

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Capacity (kW) by technology per quarter (non-cumulative)
HydroAnaerobic digestionWindMicro CHPPhotovoltaic
Apr-Jun 20103,2705,2526,642
Jul-Sep 20103,6294,979519,403
Oct-Dec 20101,6346702,7291718,484
Jan-Mar 20111,0821,1005,3547632,790
Apr-Jun 20112,9093,1935,2265643,621
Jul-Sep 20112,5713,8503,88395142,432
Oct-Dec 20112,7142,8146,70665329,652
Jan-Mar 20123,7912,06920,03336405,008
Apr-Jun 20123,7014,00816,08411153,685
Jul-Sep 20125,1349,11916,97734185,580
Oct-Dec 20123,5514,56414,19119146,710
Jan-Mar 20139646,79630,9422198,371
Apr-Jun 20132,2407,69617,6141599,418
Jul-Sep 20131,7476,35923,1368138,524
Oct-Dec 20133,5722,29120,5447127,414
Jan-Mar 20143,53813,47320,7013107,150
Apr-Jun 20141,42017,79627,6517149,668
Jul-Sep 20148,3118,04918,0603149,850
Oct-Dec 20149,66712,89140,0402168,799
Jan-Mar 20156,12517,72673,0386211,606
Apr-Jun 20155,4048,36441,87316173,445
Jul-Sep 20156,20811,46825,7783190,348
Oct-Dec 20157,17114,34726,8033232,628
Jan-Mar 201614,14117,87346,1284277,779
Apr-Jun 201610,59922,53145,2214204,051
Jul-Sep 201615,73718,53147,61418337,904
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Javascript is required to render chart Installation activity 2010/16.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the cumulative growth in both the number of installations and total installed capacity accredited under FIT. The chart shows the change in registration trends and the evolving relationship between number of installations and total installed capacity.
 
Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Installation activity 2010/16
Installations by monthTotal installationsTotal installed capacity (kW)
Apr-104121,043
May-101,3123,348
Jun-102,75315,165
Jul-104,58120,555
Aug-108,45231,456
Sep-1011,16843,181
Oct-1013,68851,228
Nov-1016,03958,660
Dec-1018,16966,715
Jan-1121,60177,330
Feb-1125,13088,000
Mar-1129,936107,117
Apr-1133,606120,313
May-1139,116139,601
Jun-1144,699162,121
Jul-1153,044193,651
Aug-1164,527230,196
Sep-1180,521314,953
Oct-1194,590385,133
Nov-11117,218476,392
Dec-11146,770656,903
Jan-12185,693803,950
Feb-12211,330929,555
Mar-12247,1071,087,841
Apr-12262,1841,148,973
May-12276,1391,214,439
Jun-12284,4991,265,330
Jul-12297,9481,326,390
Aug-12314,2861,396,706
Sep-12328,5951,482,174
Oct-12340,3831,551,195
Nov-12351,0881,604,061
Dec-12357,3001,651,208
Jan-13364,7201,700,042
Feb-13371,2771,740,655
Mar-13378,5111,788,301
Apr-13385,2011,844,500
May-13392,7211,885,889
Jun-13397,4761,915,284
Jul-13405,5771,978,337
Aug-13414,7452,029,059
Sep-13423,4452,085,058
Oct-13433,3452,151,127
Nov-13441,2922,203,371
Dec-13447,5612,238,886
Jan-14456,4772,291,980
Feb-14463,8212,330,570
Mar-14470,2802,383,751
Apr-14478,0372,430,052
May-14489,7652,494,164
Jun-14500,6212,580,292
Jul-14510,0982,636,736
Aug-14520,0762,694,154
Sep-14530,1542,764,565
Oct-14540,9622,837,648
Nov-14551,7122,900,086
Dec-14562,8962,995,965
Jan-15576,5513,092,547
Feb-15587,5853,165,915
Mar-15598,6663,304,465
Apr-15610,9373,400,641
May-15620,8973,462,903
Jun-15630,9703,533,567
Jul-15642,8783,601,866
Aug-15654,1253,680,376
Sep-15665,7823,767,372
Oct-15679,8663,847,322
Nov-15696,9563,950,034
Dec-15711,1644,048,325
Jan-16728,6214,156,811
Feb-16743,9454,269,333
Mar-16756,3174,404,250
Apr-16761,3124,508,639
May-16767,0604,588,683
Jun-16771,7294,686,655
Jul-16776,8044,799,715
Aug-16780,4904,931,533
Sep-16783,3825,106,458
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FIT activity by GB region

For regional data on total installation capacity by technology type plus percentage share of installations and total installed capacity.

FIT activity by GB region

Note: For some regions, micro-CHP, anaerobic digestion and hydro figures are not included in the breakdown due to low numbers of the technologies.

March 2015: Please note we have improved the way we report on regional data. This has resulted in a higher number of installations and capacity figures being included in some regions. These installations previously did not have allocated regions and were unable to be included in this report.

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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity by technology type for Yorkshire and The Humber. 

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

 

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Yorkshire and The Humber – total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion20,739
Hydro2,593
Photovoltaic347,242
Wind56,835
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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity by technology type for the West Midlands. 

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

 

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

West Midlands – total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion35,236
Hydro841
Photovoltaic342,009
Wind17,587
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Javascript is required to render chart Wales – total installed capacity by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity per technology type for Wales.

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

 

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Wales – total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion6,312
Hydro10,551
Photovoltaic278,878
Wind58,972
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Javascript is required to render chart South West – total installed capacity by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity by technology type for the South West.

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

South West – total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion23,742
Hydro3,023
Photovoltaic860,710
Wind85,840
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Javascript is required to render chart South East – total installed capacity by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity by technology type for the South East. Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

South East – total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion14,926
Hydro689
Photovoltaic561,422
Wind8,931
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Javascript is required to render chart Scotland – total installed capacity by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity by technology type for Scotland. 

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

 

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Scotland – total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion8,194
Hydro105,986
Photovoltaic236,117
Wind237,790
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Javascript is required to render chart North West – total installed capacity by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity by technology type for the North West.

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

North West – total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion9,634
Hydro4,376
Photovoltaic328,051
Wind36,146
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Javascript is required to render chart North East – total installed capacity by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity by technology type for the North East.

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

North East – total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion3,220
Hydro1,581
Photovoltaic160,226
Wind14,473
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Javascript is required to render chart London – total installed capacity by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity by technology type for London. 

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

 

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

London – total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion5,260
Hydro0
Photovoltaic91,304
Wind710
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Javascript is required to render chart East Midlands - total installed capacity by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity by technology type for the East Midlands. 

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

 

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

East Midlands - total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion44,457
Hydro912
Photovoltaic444,064
Wind55,402
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Javascript is required to render chart East - total installed capacity by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the breakdown of capacity per technology type for the East. 

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

East - total installed capacity by technology type
TechnologyTotal installed capacity (kW)
Anaerobic digestion45,830
Hydro128
Photovoltaic494,817
Wind33,857
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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 30 September 2016

This chart shows the regional breakdown of percentage share of installations and capacity under FIT up to the end of the last quarter. 

Figures are based on the number of installations on the Central FIT Register.

 

Policy Areas:

  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Regional breakdown of percentage share of installations and TIC
Percentage of total installationsPercentage of total installed capacity
South East13%11%
North East6%4%
East of England12%11%
East Midlands10%11%
North West10%7%
London3%2%
South West14%19%
West Midlands8%8%
Yorkshire and The Humber10%8%
Scotland7%12%
Wales7%7%
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Behind the numbers

Understanding the data and where to find further information.

  • For analysis of the presented data and information on the levelisation process, please see the latest FIT quarterly report.
  • A further breakdown of FIT accredited installations up until the latest quarter is available in Excel format in our FIT installation report.
  • For statistics on the number of solar photovoltaic, wind and micro combined heat and power (CHP) installations registered on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) database, please visit the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) website.

Our graphical data represents installations that have completed the FIT accreditation process and are on the Central FIT Register as of 30 September 2016. The information and statistics may therefore differ from those published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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