28 Aug '15, 11am

UK solar industry condemns proposals for ‘shattering’ FiT cuts

UK government proposals to cut solar feed-in tariffs will make it an unsafe place for investment, says the BPVA. Image: DECC UK government proposals to cut its feed-in-tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV installations by as much as 87% have shocked the solar industry, which is already reeling from a recent wave of potentially damaging policy proposals, according the UK's Solar Trade Association (STA). The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is proposing deep cuts to support for all scales of PV system from 1 January 2016. It is also looking to enforce default degressions each quarter which would see FiT support for some scales of solar end on 1 January 2019. The headline figure contained within the government’s impact assessment is that its proposals would wipe around 6.1GW from the UK’s renewables generation capacity by 2020/2021. Mike Landy, head of policy at t...

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