UK joins solar power ‘gigawatt club’

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The UK has joined solar power’s ‘gigawatt club’, becoming one of only six countries with more than one gigawatt of installed capacity, according to new figures.Industry authority Wiki-Solar.org released data showing that the UK is now ranked sixth in the world in terms of utility-scale solar, largely thanks to a record month that brought over 500 megawatts of new projects.The US is the world leader, with over 5.6 gigawatts of capacity from 315 plants, followed by China, Germany, India and Spain.Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey welcomed the UK’s recent growth in the sector, pointing out that the country was the leading European nation for bringing new solar projects online in 2013.

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