27 Aug '15, 12pm

UK government proposes 'hugely damaging' solar support cuts - PV-Tech

The UK government Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) found in its own assessment that the country could deploy 6.1GW less renewable energy capacity by 2020/2021 if the cuts are enacted. Image: DECC. The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is proposing to cut the feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV installations by as much as 87%. A review of support schemes for renewable energy across the board had been long-awaited in Britain. The government office is proposing deep cuts to support for all scales of PV system from 1 January 2016. Solar Power Portal, the UK-focused site from PV Tech’s publisher Solar Media, reported this morning that DECC is also looking to enforce default degressions each quarter which would see FiT support for some scales of solar end on 1 January 2019. DECC will still implement a contingent degression mechanism that could d...

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