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 31 March 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: 31 March 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)
Hydro217769.13
Anaerobic digestion286496.18
Wind716846.20
Micro CHP541.44
Photovoltaic4795218.50
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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 March 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)
Community297387.58
Non Domestic (Industrial)387376.15
Non Domestic (Commercial)2552274.99
Domestic2779832.73
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Javascript is required to render chart Installations by technology type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 March 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
Hydro1117
Anaerobic digestion410
Wind7489
Micro CHP514
Photovoltaic810821
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Javascript is required to render chart Installations by installation type.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 March 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
Domestic784875
Community3144
Non Domestic (Commercial)30397
Non Domestic (Industrial)1935
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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: 31 March 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 20104582690
Jul-Sep 201010058257716
Oct-Dec 2010432308166628
Jan-Mar 20114413067211329
Apr-Jun 20111221785514512
Jul-Sep 20111653259335365
Oct-Dec 20111032276565918
Jan-Mar 20122223603799876
Apr-Jun 20123054761136846
Jul-Sep 20123494462843574
Oct-Dec 20121677281927924
Jan-Mar 201319115581920589
Apr-Jun 20132551841318728
Jul-Sep 20132310145825776
Oct-Dec 2013176195723885
Jan-Mar 20142615211322457
Apr-Jun 20142518366529912
Jul-Sep 20143114207229262
Oct-Dec 20142318200232489
Jan-Mar 20154433249535423
Apr-Jun 201537221541332068
Jul-Sep 20153018128434622
Oct-Dec 20154019123245177
Jan-Mar 20164524182244885
Apr-Jun 20166030148215153
Jul-Sep 20166430146911385
Oct-Dec 2016653716067286
Jan-Mar 201769194676341
Apr_Jun 201721123515790
Jul-Sep 201754243815761
Oct-Dec 20172841025681
Jan-Mar 2018405105772
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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 March 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 20103270.005237.006641.93
Jul-Sep 20103628.944951.114.9019385.20
Oct-Dec 20101633.80670.002725.5515.8518477.79
Jan-Mar 20111082.001100.005335.7872.1232764.84
Apr-Jun 20112909.203193.005197.4855.5543634.56
Jul-Sep 20112571.003850.003880.0692.12142410.17
Oct-Dec 20112714.002315.006691.1065.78329600.61
Jan-Mar 20123775.922069.0020028.5837.32404838.89
Apr-Jun 20123701.304008.0016072.2010.90153625.45
Jul-Sep 20125134.409119.0016974.9130.92185561.08
Oct-Dec 20123550.554564.0014180.5619.36146676.85
Jan-Mar 2013964.006795.6830931.6020.9598321.64
Apr-Jun 20132240.107696.0017614.3513.9799399.99
Jul-Sep 20131747.446359.0023136.428.00138492.70
Oct-Dec 20133571.802291.0020470.827.48127384.88
Jan-Mar 20143537.7013473.0020701.103.49107122.54
Apr-Jun 20141419.7017796.0027650.906.50149614.73
Jul-Sep 20148311.088049.0018059.902.50149755.26
Oct-Dec 20149666.8012891.0038029.302.00168780.61
Jan-Mar 20156124.6917726.0073028.005.98211523.58
Apr-Jun 20155403.908364.0041872.7015.99173333.43
Jul-Sep 20156207.8011850.0025778.004.00190309.51
Oct-Dec 20157171.1014047.0026797.103.00232597.53
Jan-Mar 201614092.9917873.0046128.201.99277722.60
Apr-Jun 201610599.0022531.0045220.503.50203337.29
Jul-Sep 201615737.0818531.0047617.4818.00337189.79
Oct-Dec 201622217.3021124.0055391.205.05216297.41
Jan-Mar 201722789.3011002.0022291.909.61173611.55
Apr_Jun 20175464.9010635.007950.800.6178002.84
Jul-Sep 20179634.7016702.0020177.601.50105782.63
Oct-Dec 201716746.101273.002311.002.5035403.20
Jan-Mar 201810150.548599.504413.0037615.67
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Javascript is required to render chart Installation activity 2010/18.

Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 March 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-104121041.97
May-1013113331.97
Jun-10275215148.93
Jul-10457820535.07
Aug-10844631420.67
Sep-101115543119.08
Oct-101367251170.06
Nov-101602358588.53
Dec-101815266642.07
Jan-112157877227.22
Feb-112510587895.43
Mar-1129904106996.81
Apr-1133573120186.67
May-1139082139473.40
Jun-1144663161986.60
Jul-1153002193507.29
Aug-1164480230045.41
Sep-1180467314789.95
Oct-1194527384455.77
Nov-11117148475707.89
Dec-11146690656176.44
Jan-12185602803143.17
Feb-12211227928709.60
Mar-122469871086926.15
Apr-122620481148023.36
May-122759971213462.05
Jun-122843551264344.00
Jul-122978021325398.20
Aug-123141381395719.90
Sep-123284461481164.31
Oct-123402311550185.53
Nov-123509321603026.30
Dec-123571401650155.63
Jan-133645561698974.58
Feb-133711071739561.12
Mar-133783361787189.50
Apr-133850211843378.56
May-133925371884762.52
Jun-133972911914153.91
Jul-134053871977200.37
Aug-134145532027898.15
Sep-134232532083897.47
Oct-134331502149895.45
Nov-134410952202085.05
Dec-134473632237623.45
Jan-144562752290704.04
Feb-144636172329283.36
Mar-144700752382461.28
Apr-144778292428746.28
May-144895502492833.07
Jun-145004012578949.11
Jul-145098752635387.62
Aug-145198492692753.23
Sep-145299172763126.85
Oct-145407232834200.77
Nov-145514672896624.80
Dec-145626492992496.56
Jan-155762983089024.87
Feb-155873273162377.21
Mar-155984033300904.81
Apr-156106703397072.88
May-156206293459332.72
Jun-156306973529894.83
Jul-156426023598181.72
Aug-156538463676681.03
Sep-156654993764044.14
Oct-156795743843995.46
Nov-156966543946673.48
Dec-157108604044659.87
Jan-167283154153150.67
Feb-167436344265605.98
Mar-167559984400478.65
Apr-167609904504773.65
May-167667304584659.61
Jun-167713914682169.94
Jul-167764604795074.84
Aug-167801424926836.40
Sep-167830255101263.29
Oct-167856965195287.87
Nov-167884945337865.95
Dec-167905795416298.25
Jan-177929395498885.31
Feb-177949945558753.22
Mar-177970615646002.61
Apr-177990275697953.19
May-178010425736968.44
Jun-178029205748056.76
Jul-178044865766458.98
Aug-178064525799622.62
Sep-178087985900355.19
Oct-178109035916033.77
Nov-178130605946571.18
Dec-178145235956090.99
Jan-188166945977861.77
Feb-188185985998993.36
Mar-188203506016869.70
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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.

Please note that a small number of installations do not have associated regional data. As of March 2018 there are 549 such installations, so the total number of installations presented in the charts below will be lower than the total number of installations registered on the scheme.

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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 March 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 digestion27170.00
Hydro4163.16
Photovoltaic404896.35
Wind59565.71
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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 March 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 digestion36211.00
Hydro715.91
Photovoltaic401978.04
Wind10646.10
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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 March 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 digestion14784.00
Hydro14723.18
Photovoltaic346806.11
Wind79821.07
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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 March 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 digestion28444.68
Hydro3164.42
Photovoltaic988223.90
Wind90614.15
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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 March 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 digestion20207.00
Hydro1744.40
Photovoltaic635784.04
Wind7431.47
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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: 31 March 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 digestion16470.00
Hydro160745.64
Photovoltaic263060.11
Wind281326.52
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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 March 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 digestion11822.00
Hydro5459.12
Photovoltaic373292.36
Wind41798.01
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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 March 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 digestion8708.00
Hydro1805.90
Photovoltaic174217.88
Wind14075.80
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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 March 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 digestion5260.00
Photovoltaic108737.32
Wind671.20
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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 March 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 digestion54406.00
Hydro1145.50
Photovoltaic502247.18
Wind65049.65
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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 March 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 digestion47977.50
Hydro128.00
Photovoltaic550322.00
Wind37483.02
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Source: Central FIT Register.

Information correct as of: 31 March 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 East13.0211.27
North East5.613.37
East of England12.2210.77
East Midlands10.2710.55
North West10.027.32
London2.811.94
South West14.2518.81
West Midlands8.037.62
Yorkshire and The Humber9.918.40
Scotland7.2412.22
Wales6.637.73
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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 31 March 2018. The information and statistics may therefore differ from those published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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