10 Jun '11, 9pm

The UK solar feed-in tariffs are driving innovation in UK domestic energy.

"We have just installed our first ten solar systems, the first of what we believe will be well over a hundred in the town. The response has been overwhelming now that people see solar actually starting to go in. Our motivation is to become more self-sufficient due to the rising price of fossil fuel and our concern for our environment. Our town has great irradiance levels so we knew we had an opportunity with solar to generate a local, low carbon income stream, and be a model for the rest of the UK. Now the Feed-in tariff is here, we could turn that dream into a reality with the finance generated. However we do need to use as much space as possible to meet our needs, the Governments proposals to limit the Feed-in tariff to 50kWp means we can't go ahead with our larger projects which would bring much needed income into our community fund."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/could-entire-town...

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