Solar Industry News
SolarUK Ltd maintains a watch on current news about our industry. We have presented our up to date list of news items below.
New feed-in tariff regime may not come into force until March 2016
A DECC spokesman confirmed to Solar Power Portal that these changes would require 40 parliamentary days. Parliament is scheduled to adjourn for Christmas between 17 December and 5 January 2016, and later between 11 February and 22 February 2016.
Therefore depending on when a response is forthcoming, it could be until March 2016 that the feed-in tariff rate is amended to new proposals, far beyond the 1 January date set out in the impact assessment.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 24 November 2015 15:31
Ofgem publishes prospective FiT rates for 1 January
Energy regulator Ofgem has published prospective feed-in tariff rates for solar PV which will come into force on 1 January providing proposals to cut the FiT dramatically have yet to be enacted.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 16 November 2015 13:01
consumers in the UK will miss out on cheaper electricity
New research conducted by Imperial College London (ICL) has revealed that consumers in the UK will miss out on cheaper electricity because of government cuts to clean energy subsidies.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 10 November 2015 17:39
Solar has once again been voted the UKs most favoured source of renewable energy
Solar has once again been voted the UK’s most favoured source of renewable energy, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s opinion tracker
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 10 November 2015 17:37
New Feed in Tariff from 1st October 2015
From 1st October the FiT for systems under 4kWp has dropped to 12.47p/kWh
Source: ofgem, Date and Time of entry: 21 October 2015 13:47
Solar industry is being slashed and burned
They are playing politics with our money.
Why? Because they are culling cheap forms of renewable power, the costs of which are falling rapidly, in favour of ruinously expensive nuclear power, never-likely-to-happen fracking and schemes like the overpriced Swansea tidal lagoon, all of which will suck more money out of our wallets than onshore wind or solar ever could.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 21 October 2015 13:46
Solar Market is boyant and positive
The UK residential solar sector is "buoyant and positive" but is suffering from a lack of publicity around the benefits of installing solar PV
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 26 August 2015 07:47
Solar once again UK’s most popular renewable energy technology
Statistics released by DECC this morning revealed that 81% of those surveyed supported solar, higher than any other renewable source of energy, while just 6% said they opposed its deployment.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 05 August 2015 13:59
Solar capacity could reach 18GW by 2020
Solar capacity in the UK could reach 18GW by 2020, and could soar to even higher levels if policy support for other technologies is diverted to solar in the wake of policy changes according to the latest Future Energy Scenarios report issued by the National Grid
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 16 July 2015 17:48
Solar PV most popular with housing associations
Importantly, 75% of those surveyed said they would install solar PV again, based on their experience with the technology. The second most popular technology among housing associations was solar thermal, with 60% saying they would install the technology again.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 19 May 2015 14:10