UK Renewable Energy market report
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The terms of reference for this report concern the UK renewable energy market.
- Biogas from anaerobic digestion
- Hydro electric
- Tidal power
- Wind power
- PV cells
- Landfill gas
- Sewage gas
- Wave power
- Biogen (UK)
- First Hydro Company
- Good Energy Group
- Lightsource Renewable Energy Holdings
- ScottishPower Renewables
- Vattenfall Wind Power
- Vestas-Celtic Wind Technology
What you need to know
Renewables' share of total UK electricity generation reached close to 30% in 2017. Renewables are set to continue to play an increasingly important role in UK electricity supply, but the deployment of more mature technologies, such as onshore wind and solar PV, is expected to slow amid reduced government support. However, the costs of these technologies is rapidly falling, while more affordable storage solutions and new finance models (eg PPAs) are being developed, suggesting more mature technologies could experience a new wave of growth in a subsidy-free world.
The development pipeline for offshore wind projects remains particularly healthy. Since 2008, the UK has been the world leader in offshore wind, with more installed capacity than any other country. The offshore wind industry has also been successful in significantly reducing costs in recent years, with costs set to continue to fall. This has been achieved through the adoption of larger turbines, increased competition and the lower cost of capital.
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Written by Claudia Preedy, a leading analyst in the B2B sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Renewables are set to continue to play an increasingly important role in UK electricity supply, although the deployment of more mature technologies, such as onshore wind and solar PV, has slowed considerably amid reduced government support. However, with the costs of these technologies rapidly falling, together with the development of more affordable storage solutions and new finance models (eg PPAs), more mature technologies are expected to experience a new wave of growth in a subsidy-free world.
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