PWC – Seeing through the gloom report (Published July 2016)

SolarPWC and the Solar Trade Association published the results of survey of 238 representatives from the UK solar industry on 25 July 2016.

The report highlights the overall growth and resilience of the sector, but finds that the current policy environment contributed to a third of solar jobs being lost in the past year. A third of respondents also expect to cut staff in the next 12 months and many companies are looking to diversify into other products and services.

The report concludes with the advice: “these survey results show there will be a structural shift in the market and solar players need to consider alternative products and markets. Our three case studies [in the report] highlight the kind of innovation that can secure a positive future for solar energy in the UK.”

See the full report at: Seeing through the storm: UK solar seeks stability after subsidy cuts