Microgeneration pioneers continue their fight for equal feed-in tariff
Posted by Cathy Debenham on 4 May 2011 at 10:35 am
While DECC is said to be discussing compensation of up to £3m for solar entrepreneurs set to lose out from the recently announced fast track review of feed-in tariffs for large scale installations, the early adopters of domestic scale solar and wind power are still struggling to be heard.
Representatives of the Campaign for Fairness for Microgenerators recently met with Mark Tami MP and Ian Lucas MP to persuade them to argue their case. They are calling for information of any documented examples where a minister or MP talked about feed-in tariffs with a mention of fairness for pioneers. You can leave a comment on this blog, or send it via the microgenerators website.
A recent survey of members of the campaign found that 90% had received a grant for their installation. Of those, 60% would consider giving back some or all of the grant to get the full feed-in tariff.
The vast majority would keep their solar panels / wind turbine if the campaign fails, although a quarter would consider selling the panels if their inverter fails. 86% thought the government's reputation had been damaged by its u-turn on its promise to give equal feed-in tariff to early adopters.By Cathy Debenham
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