This week the DECC figures were released, revealing that solar energy nearly doubled in 2014 with 5GW of PV being installed.
By the end of 2014, the UK had enough solar power to supply the equivalent of 1.5 million homes.
Official Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) figures out today show that solar electricity generation almost doubled over the course of last year, with almost 5GW of capacity at the end of 2014 up from 2.8GW at the end of 2013.
The statistics, part of numbers released on a monthly basis by DECC, reflect steady growth in the UK solar industry and rapidly falling costs, much of which in the large-scale solar sector.
The UK now has over 650,000 solar installations, across homes, offices, schools, churches, warehouses, farms, police stations, train stations and even a bridge
Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association, commented "We are now underway to a million solar installations, of all shapes and sizes, across the country".