New government figures published on 26 June show solar generation is up by 77% since last year.

Figures highlight that in 2013 solar power generation increased by over one half compared with 2012. Renewable electricity capacity was 20.8GW at the end of the first quarter of 2014, which is a 15% increase on the previous year.

This comes as the government is consulting on withdrawing its Renewables Obligation support scheme for solar farms above 5MW.