18 Jan '12, 1am

Government clarifies solar feed-in tariff rate as industry uncertainty escalates

The government has confirmed the current feed-in tariff rate for solar installations with less than 4kW capacity will not fall below the proposed 21p per kWh for all systems completed between the December 12 last year and March 31 this year. BusinessGreen understands that Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) officials had signalled to industry representatives that the feed-in tariff rate for installations completed after the December 12 date proposed as the cut-off point for the previous rate of 43p per kWh would not be cut below the 21p per kWh rate set out in the government's consultation exercise. FURTHER READING Updated: Solar appeal decision delayed until next week at the earliest DECC urged to reveal solar subsidy contingency plans The reassurance was significant as it meant solar firms could assume that regardless of the outcome of the current legal battle...

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