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Future of feed-in tariff leaks out early

Posted by Cathy Debenham on 28 October 2011 at 9:57 am

The consultation on the review of the feed-in tariff for solar PV is due to be announced in parliament on Monday 31 October. However, the significant element for the domestic market has leaked out early: the new rate to be consulted on is 21p per kWh (compared to a current rate of 43.3p). This will come into force on 8 December 2011 (not 1 April 2012 as expected).

Commenting on the proposed changes, Solar Trade Association chairman Howard Johns said: "This would be a complete nightmare if it went ahead."

You can read the Energy Saving Trust factsheet about the proposals here (clicking the link will download a pdf).

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John Worby

John WorbyComment left on: 31 October 2011 at 3:15 pm

This clearly leaves insufficient time. The market is likely to go mad over the next few weeks and then die

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