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Last update: 19.06.2014

National Contact Point: eclareon GmbH - Edoardo Binda Zane
(ebz(at)eclareon.com)

The latest estimations (November 2013) of the amount of installed PV power in the UK by the Department of Energy and Climate Change indicated that there are about 2.6 GW of installed PV capacity in operation, mainly concentrated in the residential and commercial market segment. Larger installations are also present but to a lesser extent. ... (Unhide text)
 
Residential systems can count on a quite swift procedure with minor and relatively few barriers in the installation process, as it takes between 2 and 4 weeks to complete the whole process.

 
Waiting Time
 
Active time
The process typically lasts around three weeks.
 
There is an obligatory cooling off period; in general waiting time is very little due to the fact that no authorisation is required at this stage for all plants under 3.86 kWp.

 
Legal-administrative Labour Requirements
 
Non Legal-administrative Labour Requirements
Very little or no labour is involved at this stage

 
Legal-administrative costs
 
Other costs
Labour cost of the visit to the site
 
These are the costs for the energy assessment of the building and for the engineer's report, in case either one is required.