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Buyer Beware: RHI and news from YouGen February 2011

Posted on 28 February 2011 at 10:47 am

Less than a year after it was introduced, the government has announced a review of the feed-in tariff, throwing the growing wind and solar industries into uncertainty. The good news for home owners who are thinking of investing in solar electricity or a small wind turbine is that it’s not likely to affect you. Feed-in tariff rates for most domestic installations are expected to stay the same until April 2012.

However, it’s not such a rosy picture for community installations as the government has classified installations abover 50kW as ‘large scale’ which means that lots of community-based projects don’t know where they stand – which is no good when you need outside investment to get it off the ground.
It¹s a bizarre conundrum: Chris Huhne comes over as a great advocate of renewable energy (click the link to see what he said at the repowering of Good Energy's wind farm), yet his department¹s actions leave industry and consumers in an ongoing state of limbo!

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Best wishes
Cathy


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