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 2018).

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: 01 October 2018

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)
Hydro220,668
Anaerobic digestion288,220
Wind723,508
Micro CHP540
Photovoltaic4,861,313
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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: 01 October 2018

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)
Community303,867
Non Domestic (Industrial)392,762
Non Domestic (Commercial)2,582,912
Domestic2,814,708
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Javascript is required to render chart Installations by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 01 October 2018

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
Hydro1,141
Anaerobic digestion413
Wind7,504
Micro CHP512
Photovoltaic820,939
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Javascript is required to render chart Installations by installation type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 01 October 2018

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
Domestic794,349
Community3,206
Non Domestic (Commercial)30,981
Non Domestic (Industrial)1,973
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FIT quarterly breakdown

For data on installations activity 2010/18 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: 01 October 2018

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 2010405802,690
Jul-Sep 2010100058157,712
Oct-Dec 2010432307166,626
Jan-Mar 20114413057211,328
Apr-Jun 20111221775414,510
Jul-Sep 20111653259235,364
Oct-Dec 20111032276465,918
Jan-Mar 20122223603799,872
Apr-Jun 20123054761136,843
Jul-Sep 20123494462843,570
Oct-Dec 20121677281927,919
Jan-Mar 201319115581920,586
Apr-Jun 20132551841318,727
Jul-Sep 20132310145825,769
Oct-Dec 2013176195723,876
Jan-Mar 20142615211322,455
Apr-Jun 20142518366529,907
Jul-Sep 20143114207229,261
Oct-Dec 20142318200232,487
Jan-Mar 20154433249535,420
Apr-Jun 201537221541332,063
Jul-Sep 20153018128434,618
Oct-Dec 20154019123245,175
Jan-Mar 20164524182244,877
Apr-Jun 20166030148215,140
Jul-Sep 20166430146911,374
Oct-Dec 2016653716067,276
Jan-Mar 201769194676,338
Apr_Jun 201721123515,788
Jul-Sep 201754243815,756
Oct-Dec 20172841025,680
Jan-Mar 20184051005,771
Apr-Jun 2018141705,015
Jul-Sep 20181021215,228
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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: 01 October 2018

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 20103,270.005,237.006,641.93
Jul-Sep 20103,628.944,948.614.9019,375.86
Oct-Dec 20101,633.80670.002,723.5515.8518,472.54
Jan-Mar 20111,082.001,100.005,315.7872.1232,763.58
Apr-Jun 20112,909.203,193.005,197.0854.5643,630.17
Jul-Sep 20112,571.003,850.003,880.0691.13142,411.14
Oct-Dec 20112,714.002,315.006,691.1064.79329,603.26
Jan-Mar 20123,775.922,069.0020,028.5837.32404,829.26
Apr-Jun 20123,701.304,008.0016,072.2010.90153,627.93
Jul-Sep 20125,134.409,119.0016,974.9130.92185,532.22
Oct-Dec 20123,550.554,564.0014,180.5619.36146,647.71
Jan-Mar 2013964.006,795.6830,931.6020.9598,313.10
Apr-Jun 20132,240.107,696.0017,614.3513.9799,398.11
Jul-Sep 20131,747.446,359.0023,136.428.00138,462.96
Oct-Dec 20133,571.802,291.0020,470.827.48127,271.06
Jan-Mar 20143,537.7013,473.0020,701.103.49107,113.94
Apr-Jun 20141,419.7017,796.0027,650.906.50149,352.52
Jul-Sep 20148,311.088,049.0018,059.902.50149,753.01
Oct-Dec 20149,666.8012,891.0038,029.302.00168,777.04
Jan-Mar 20156,124.6917,726.0073,028.005.98211,514.64
Apr-Jun 20155,403.908,364.0041,872.7015.99173,313.13
Jul-Sep 20156,207.8011,850.0025,778.004.00190,292.52
Oct-Dec 20157,171.1014,047.0026,797.103.00232,590.64
Jan-Mar 201614,092.9917,873.0046,128.201.99277,605.08
Apr-Jun 201610,599.0022,531.0045,220.503.50203,276.29
Jul-Sep 201615,737.0818,531.0047,617.4818.00337,021.67
Oct-Dec 201622,217.3021,124.0055,391.205.05216,230.48
Jan-Mar 201722,789.3011,002.0022,291.909.61173,598.80
Apr_Jun 20175,464.9010,635.007,950.800.6177,995.85
Jul-Sep 20179,634.7016,702.0020,177.601.50105,774.93
Oct-Dec 201716,746.101,273.002,311.002.5035,399.48
Jan-Mar 201810,150.548,599.504,413.0037,617.69
Apr-Jun 20181,566.48625.003,172.0031,897.34
Jul-Sep 20181,331.901,099.003,515.002.0035,206.71
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Javascript is required to render chart Installation activity 2010/18.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 01 October 2018

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:

  • Electricity - wholesale markets
  • Environmental programmes
  • FIT

Data Table

Installation activity 2010/18

Installations by monthTotal installationsTotal installed capacity (kW)
Apr-104121,042
May-101,3113,332
Jun-102,75215,149
Jul-104,57820,535
Aug-108,44431,417
Sep-1011,15043,107
Oct-1013,66551,153
Nov-1016,01558,569
Dec-1018,14466,623
Jan-1121,56977,188
Feb-1125,09687,857
Mar-1129,894106,956
Apr-1133,559120,141
May-1139,068139,427
Jun-1144,649161,940
Jul-1152,987193,461
Aug-1164,464229,999
Sep-1180,451314,744
Oct-1194,510384,409
Nov-11117,131475,661
Dec-11146,673656,132
Jan-12185,582803,094
Feb-12211,207928,658
Mar-12246,9661,086,872
Apr-12262,0241,147,970
May-12275,9731,213,408
Jun-12284,3311,264,292
Jul-12297,7771,325,343
Aug-12314,1121,395,662
Sep-12328,4181,481,084
Oct-12340,2011,550,100
Nov-12350,8991,602,917
Dec-12357,1071,650,046
Jan-13364,5221,698,864
Feb-13371,0711,739,443
Mar-13378,3001,787,071
Apr-13384,9851,843,260
May-13392,5001,884,642
Jun-13397,2541,914,034
Jul-13405,3491,977,078
Aug-13414,5132,027,768
Sep-13423,2092,083,748
Oct-13433,1052,149,741
Nov-13441,0442,201,827
Dec-13447,3102,237,360
Jan-14456,2212,290,436
Feb-14463,5632,329,016
Mar-14470,0202,382,189
Apr-14477,7732,428,471
May-14489,4912,492,302
Jun-14500,3412,578,415
Jul-14509,8152,634,853
Aug-14519,7892,692,219
Sep-14529,8562,762,590
Oct-14540,6612,833,662
Nov-14551,4052,896,088
Dec-14562,5862,991,956
Jan-15576,2343,088,481
Feb-15587,2623,161,832
Mar-15598,3373,300,356
Apr-15610,6013,396,511
May-15620,5593,458,769
Jun-15630,6263,529,325
Jul-15642,5303,597,609
Aug-15653,7743,676,107
Sep-15665,4243,763,458
Oct-15679,4983,843,405
Nov-15696,5773,946,080
Dec-15710,7834,044,066
Jan-16728,2354,152,548
Feb-16743,5534,265,002
Mar-16755,9134,399,768
Apr-16760,9024,504,028
May-16766,6394,583,907
Jun-16771,2934,681,398
Jul-16776,3564,794,285
Aug-16780,0364,926,015
Sep-16782,9165,100,323
Oct-16785,5855,194,323
Nov-16788,3815,336,892
Dec-16790,4605,415,291
Jan-17792,8205,497,878
Feb-17794,8755,557,747
Mar-17796,9395,644,983
Apr-17798,9055,696,933
May-17800,9195,735,946
Jun-17802,7965,747,030
Jul-17804,3615,765,433
Aug-17806,3245,798,589
Sep-17808,6695,899,321
Oct-17810,7745,914,999
Nov-17812,9305,945,533
Dec-17814,3935,955,053
Jan-18816,5645,976,824
Feb-18818,4675,997,957
Mar-18820,2196,015,834
Apr-18821,9676,028,808
May-18823,6656,041,369
Jun-18825,2566,053,094
Jul-18827,0446,072,070
Aug-18828,9926,086,588
Sep-18830,5096,094,249
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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.

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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 01 October 2018

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 digestion27,170
Hydro4,772
Photovoltaic410,849
Wind60,241
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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 01 October 2018

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 digestion37,335
Hydro796
Photovoltaic410,329
Wind10,646
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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: 01 October 2018

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 digestion14,784
Hydro14,973
Photovoltaic350,096
Wind85,141
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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: 01 October 2018

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 digestion34,372
Hydro3,281
Photovoltaic1,003,083
Wind92,124
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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: 01 October 2018

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 digestion20,456.00
Hydro1,748.10
Photovoltaic665,053.52
Wind8,931.47
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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: 01 October 2018

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 digestion16,470
Hydro186,100
Photovoltaic269,486
Wind296,709
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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: 01 October 2018

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 digestion12,321
Hydro5,514
Photovoltaic386,527
Wind42,553
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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: 01 October 2018

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 digestion8,708
Hydro1,806
Photovoltaic176,650
Wind16,436
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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: 01 October 2018

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
Photovoltaic113,121
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: 01 October 2018

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 digestion57,491
Hydro1,549
Photovoltaic510,904
Wind72,400
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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: 01 October 2018

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 digestion53,854
Hydro128
Photovoltaic565,196
Wind37,618
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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 01 October 2018

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 East13.06%11.43%
North East5.61%3.34%
East of England12.19%10.78%
East Midlands10.25%10.54%
North West10.00%7.33%
London2.84%1.95%
South West14.24%18.59%
West Midlands8.01%7.53%
Yorkshire and The Humber9.88%8.25%
Scotland7.30%12.62%
Wales6.60%7.63%
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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 for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy website.

Our graphical data represents installations that have completed the FIT accreditation process and are on the Central FIT Register as of 30 June 2018. The information and statistics may therefore differ from those published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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