1390: Reduced subsidies for domestic solar electricity production

The first part of this paper is taken from a Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) press notice. The second is based on a PwC press release

Year of Publication2011

A new rate is proposed for schemes up to 4kW in size - 21p/kWh – down from the current 43.3p/kWh. Reduced rates are also proposed for schemes between 4kW and 250kW. They would apply to all new solar PV installations with an eligibility date on or after 12 December 2011. Schemes which already receive Feed In Tariffs will see their existing payments unchanged. The cut might be particularly difficult for people committed to schemes which might not be completed by this date. It is likely to slow the market considerably and provides little time for the industry to adjust.

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