27 Nov '15, 11am

Net metering and private PPAs at heart of UK solar future, says former minister - PV-Tech

Net metering and private PPAs at heart of UK solar future, says former minister - PV-Tech

Former UK energy minister Lord Barker has said solar’s future lies in a combination of private wire PPAs and a government-backed net metering scheme. Barker was speaking at the UK Renewable Energy Association’s ‘Renewable Futures’ event alongside ex-energy secretary Ed Davey, where the two debated recent clean energy policy decisions and this week’s government spending review, which sets out commitments for the rest of this parliament. While Davey said that the renewables industry would have to adapt to the “hard new reality ” under a Conservative government, Barker said that there was a need to see energy policy “in the context of the entire economy”. Support for projects over 1MW has closed early with solar indefinitely excluded from the replacement scheme. The feed-in tariff (FiT) for rooftop installs faces a reduction of up to 87% with the results of a government consu...

Full article: http://www.pv-tech.org/news/net-metering-and-private-ppas...

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