25 Apr '12, 11pm

Survey: UK solar sector shrinks by a quarter in nine months

The government has once again been urged to reconsider its plans to slash the feed-in tariff for solar electricity, after new figures revealed the British solar industry has shrunk by a quarter during the past nine months. The Cut Don't Kill Campaign today published the results of a survey conducted earlier this month of 190 of the UK's solar businesses, including leading suppliers such as Solarcentury, Southern Solar and Ardenham Energy, as well as a range of local installers. FURTHER READING The solar ghost at the Clean Energy Ministerial feast Skills "time bomb" threatens renewables growth The survey suggests there has been a 25 per cent drop in employment in the sector since July 2011, which Cut Don't Kill said could potentially equate to a loss of 6,000 jobs based on the estimate there are 24,000 employees in the sector. More than 70 per cent of the 190 companies surv...

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