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: 31 December 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)
Hydro152,984
Anaerobic digestion238,402
Wind661,913
Micro CHP538
Photovoltaic4,366,797
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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: 31 December 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)
Domestic2,681,400
Community149,180
Non Domestic (Commercial)2,270,844
Non Domestic (Industrial)319,209
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Javascript is required to render chart Installations by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 December 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
Hydro905
Anaerobic digestion347
Wind7,374
Micro CHP511
Photovoltaic781,757
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Javascript is required to render chart Installations by installation type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 December 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
Domestic758,652
Community2,875
Non Domestic (Commercial)27,628
Non Domestic (Industrial)1,739
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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: 31 December 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 2010405802690
Jul-Sep 2010100058757723
Oct-Dec 2010432310166629
Jan-Mar 20114413097611335
Apr-Jun 20111221815514513
Jul-Sep 20111653259635378
Oct-Dec 20111042276465939
Jan-Mar 20122223623699910
Apr-Jun 20123054771136866
Jul-Sep 20123494473043574
Oct-Dec 20121677291927933
Jan-Mar 201319115591920603
Apr-Jun 20132551841418736
Jul-Sep 20132310145825781
Oct-Dec 2013176197723887
Jan-Mar 20142615211322462
Apr-Jun 20142518366529927
Jul-Sep 20143114207229277
Oct-Dec 20142318202232496
Jan-Mar 20154433250535438
Apr-Jun 201537221541332077
Jul-Sep 20153018128334631
Oct-Dec 20154019123245194
Jan-Mar 20164524182344896
Apr-Jun 20166030148215166
Jul-Sep 20166430146911401
Oct-Dec 2016653716067295
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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: 31 December 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 20103,2705,2376,642
Jul-Sep 20103,6294,979519,403
Oct-Dec 20101,6346702,7291618,484
Jan-Mar 20111,0821,1005,3547632,782
Apr-Jun 20112,9093,1935,2265643,619
Jul-Sep 20112,5713,8503,88095142,431
Oct-Dec 20112,7142,8146,70065329,637
Jan-Mar 20123,7762,06920,03336404,998
Apr-Jun 20123,7014,00816,08411153,680
Jul-Sep 20125,1349,11916,97734185,578
Oct-Dec 20123,5514,56414,19119146,688
Jan-Mar 20139646,79630,9372198,372
Apr-Jun 20132,2407,69617,6141599,420
Jul-Sep 20131,7476,35923,1368138,495
Oct-Dec 20133,5722,29120,5417127,367
Jan-Mar 20143,53813,47320,7013107,142
Apr-Jun 20141,42017,79627,6517149,656
Jul-Sep 20148,3118,04918,0603149,849
Oct-Dec 20149,66712,89140,0402168,798
Jan-Mar 20156,12517,72673,0386211,606
Apr-Jun 20155,4048,36441,87316173,443
Jul-Sep 20156,20811,46825,7783190,341
Oct-Dec 20157,17114,04726,7973232,622
Jan-Mar 201614,09317,87346,1284277,760
Apr-Jun 201610,59922,53145,2214203,577
Jul-Sep 201615,73718,53147,61718337,571
Oct-Dec 201622,21721,12455,3915216,836
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Javascript is required to render chart Installation activity 2010/16.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 December 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 20101,3113,333
.Jun 20102,75215,151
.Jul 20104,58020,541
Aug-108,45131,442
.Sep 201011,16743,166
Oct-1013,68651,212
.Nov 201016,03758,645
Dec-1018,16766,699
.Jan 201121,59777,306
.Feb 201125,12687,977
.Mar 201129,932107,093
Apr-1133,602120,289
.May 201139,112139,577
.Jun 201144,695162,096
.Jul 201153,038193,622
Aug-1164,521230,167
.Sep 201180,515314,923
Oct-1194,583385,101
.Nov 2011117,210476,358
Dec-11146,759656,854
.Jan 2012185,681803,886
.Feb 2012211,318929,489
.Mar 2012247,0911,087,766
Apr-12262,1661,148,893
.May 2012276,1211,214,361
.Jun 2012284,4801,265,250
.Jul 2012297,9291,326,310
Aug-12314,2651,396,622
.Sep 2012328,5741,482,092
Oct-12340,3621,551,115
.Nov 2012351,0661,603,958
Dec-12357,2781,651,104
.Jan 2013364,6981,699,935
.Feb 2013371,2551,740,547
.Mar 2013378,4891,788,193
Apr-13385,1781,844,389
.May 2013392,6981,885,784
.Jun 2013397,4531,915,179
.Jul 2013405,5531,978,230
Aug-13414,7202,028,925
.Sep 2013423,4202,084,925
Oct-13433,3192,150,946
.Nov 2013441,2662,203,189
Dec-13447,5342,238,702
.Jan 2014456,4502,291,796
.Feb 2015463,7922,330,379
.Mar 2014470,2512,383,560
Apr-14478,0082,429,861
.May 2014489,7362,493,961
.Jun 2014500,5922,580,089
.Jul 2014510,0682,636,532
Aug-14520,0462,693,950
.Sep 2014530,1232,764,360
Oct-14540,9312,837,443
.Nov 2014551,6802,899,879
Dec-14562,8642,995,758
.Jan 2015576,5193,092,341
.Feb 2015587,5533,165,709
.Mar 2015598,6343,304,259
Apr-15610,9053,400,435
.May 2015620,8653,462,696
.Jun 2015630,9373,533,358
.Jul 2015642,8443,601,654
Aug-15654,0903,680,161
.Sep 2015665,7473,767,156
Oct-15679,8313,847,106
.Nov 2015696,9173,949,806
Dec-15711,1254,047,797
.Jan 2016728,5804,156,264
.Feb 2016743,9034,268,736
.Mar 2016756,2754,403,655
Apr-16761,2694,508,029
.May 2016767,0154,588,020
.Jun 2016771,6814,685,585
.Jul 2016776,7564,798,646
Aug-16780,4414,930,415
.Sep 2016783,3315,105,060
Oct-16786,0075,199,223
.Nov 2016788,8065,341,799
Dec-16790,8945,420,634
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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: 31 December 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
Hydro2,623
Photovoltaic356,236
Wind59,124
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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 December 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 digestion38,532
Hydro841
Photovoltaic373,076
Wind18,187
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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: 31 December 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 digestion8,437
Hydro11,545
Photovoltaic294,806
Wind68,053
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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: 31 December 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 digestion26,739
Hydro3,034
Photovoltaic909,293
Wind90,743
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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: 31 December 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 digestion17,257
Hydro693
Photovoltaic601,312
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: 31 December 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 digestion11,788
Hydro126,508
Photovoltaic244,364
Wind266,913
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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: 31 December 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 digestion10,133
Hydro4,807
Photovoltaic340,883
Wind40,042
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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: 31 December 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 digestion3,720
Hydro1,681
Photovoltaic167,471
Wind16,253
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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: 31 December 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
Photovoltaic96,449
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: 31 December 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 digestion47,808
Hydro912
Photovoltaic468,708
Wind58,589
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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: 31 December 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 digestion47,961
Hydro128
Photovoltaic509,162
Wind34,354
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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 December 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%12%
North East6%3%
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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