Installations of solar PV in the UK have slumped by almost half on a quarter by quarter basis in the immediate aftermath of the recent reforms to the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) solar incentive scheme, which was enacted in April 2013.

“The slowdown in the ground-mounted segment in the second quarter was also affected by the availability of Chinese modules coming into Europe, prior to the European Commission ruling at the start of August. The strength of the ground-mount pipeline however will ensure that the UK retains a health top-10 market ranking for 2013 and beyond." -- Finlay Colville, NPD Solarbuzz VP.