07 Sep '12, 1pm

DECC publishes new consultations on solar PV and biomass RO support levels ^AM

Solar PV and biomass power will play an important role in boosting our energy security and tackling climate change, Energy Secretary Ed Davey said today. This came as proposals to provide certainty for investors and pave the way for construction of new plant powered by sustainable biomass were published. Solar projects under the Renewables Obligation: New rates for solar power projects that fall under the Renewables Obligation were proposed today. Support levels will be set under the Renewables Obligation that are broadly equivalent to the tariffs for solar PV (>250kW – 5MW) under the revised FITs scheme. This reflects the falling cost of the technology in recent years. Edward Davey, Energy Secretary, said: “Solar PV and biomass are important renewable technologies as we move towards a more low-carbon energy mix. “It is vital that our support for solar PV projects under th...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_100/pn12_...

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