06 May '11, 12am

Solar industry pins hopes on u-turn as feed-in tariff consultation ends via @businessgreen

The consultation on the government's proposed cuts to feed-in tariff incentives for solar projects with 50kW capacity draws to a close today, with industry figures warning that the sector faces "disaster" if the coalition adopts its current proposals. The consultation documents , which were launched in March , propose deep cuts to feed-in tariff incentives of between 40 and 70 per cent for all solar photovoltaic (PV) installations with over 50kW capacity. FURTHER READING Updated: Enecsys completes record £25m funding round for solar micro-inverter technology Italy's solar tariffs win three-month reprieve A spokeswoman for DECC confirmed that the consultation exercises had resulted in 370 responses as of yesterday. Some solar firms focused on small scale domestic panels have supported the government's argument that cuts to the feed-in tariffs available to larger installatio...

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