27 May '14, 7am

REC Solar warns that UK policy changes will damage the nation's solar PV market

Citing the example of market problems in Germany, REC Solar ASA (Oslo) says that the uncertainty which is being introduced by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change's (DECC) proposed policy changes will impact the nation's entire solar photovoltaic (PV) market. Earlier in May 2014, DECC proposed closing off the Renewables Obligation (RO) to PV plants larger than 5 MW starting in April 2015, as well as creating a separate feed-in tariff band for rooftop PV plants over 50 kW. “Due to planned changes of the EEG on a short term notice, the solar market has shown a significant drop despite the fact that many solar installations remain attractive even under the new conditions,” declared the company in a statement posted to its website. “Therefore, REC recommends that such changes shall be introduced with caution and sufficient lead time.” “Solar parks with system sizes o...

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