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Sunny Future for Installers

Sunny Future for Installers

With Amber Rudd, the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) promising to deliver a solar revolution during her tenure [1], NAPIT says now is the time for installers to get involved with this increasingly popular technology.

Over the past year, solar PV installations have been increasing dramatically in the UK, making it the largest growth market for the technology in Europe [2]. Generation alone doubled in 2014 compared with the previous year [3], showing that installers looking to get into this market could be timing their expansion perfectly.

David Cowburn, Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, said: To maintain the recent growth of solar PV, NAPIT are pushing for continued stable Government support through the Feed in Tariff (FiT). This would enable the domestic market for solar PV to continue on the trajectory to cost-neutral and no longer need Government support, providing a stable future for solar PV installers.

To ensure this happens the Government must leave the FiT scheme untouched; allowing the continuation of stable growth whilst managing costs through effective degression. Through recently published campaign infographics, NAPIT have effectively summarised the FiT policy and set out potential risks and proposals to mitigate these.

To read more about NAPIT's recommendations on the FiT, the NAPIT Campaign Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and FiT infographic is available to view on the NAPIT website at napit campaigns renewable heat incentive

NAPIT offers MCS certification for installers working in the renewables industry, as well as training courses that cover everything you need to install solar PV panels. These include the dedicated Solar PV Course as well as the Solar PV Installation for Roofers Course.

In order to expand your business today, find out about NAPIT's MCS scheme at napit microgeneration, call 0345 5430330 or email

To view the wide range of courses available from NAPIT Training visit


  1. amber rudd promises to unleash a new solar revolution
  2. intersolar europe uk to remain europes largest growth market for pv
  3. government figures show uk solar pv generation almost doubled in 2014

Article Published: 14 July 2015

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