Trina Predicts U.K. Solar ‘Boom’ to Double Installations

28 Jan. 2013 by

BUSINESSWEEK - U.K. solar electricity may more than double this year as a boom in solar farms and domestic installations adds 2 gigawatts of new capacity, according to Trina (TSL) Solar Ltd., the third-biggest solar cell maker.

The U.K. industry benefits from a stability that “every other country in the world pretty much envies right now,” Ben Hill, president of Trina Solar Europe, said in a Jan. 25 phone interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Government incentives for rooftop panels and ground-mounted farms are spurring both types of development, he said.

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