08 Jun '11, 4pm

Hot of the press: DECC to unveil #FIT review response tomorrow morning. #Solar Trade Association makes final plea

The solar industry has made a last-ditch plea to the Prime Minister urging him to prevent the deep cuts to feed-in tariff support expected to be unveiled tomorrow that it says would leave the sector facing "decapitation". A written ministerial statement will be issued tomorrow morning outlining the government's response to its March consultation , which originally outlined tariff reductions of 40 to 70 per cent for all solar photovoltaic (PV) installations larger than 50kW. FURTHER READING Solar industry urges major government re-think CBI slams government's 'insufficient progress' on green policies Industry body the Solar Trade Association (STA) said last week that solar technologies could achieve cost parity with the grid by 2019 if the government even imposed a 25 per cent cut rather than its current proposals. Even with support under the Renewables Obligation, where so...

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