UK Government urged to continue export tariff for small-scale solar

The signatories of a letter to Energy Minister Claire Perry say removal of the payment will lead to householders, small businesses and others providing power to the grid for free

UK to scrap Feed-in Tariff scheme in April 2019

There will be no grace period for those projects in oversubscribed deployment caps queuing beyond 31st March 2019

Scottish wind turbine maker goes into provisional liquidation

Trade body slams government for cuts to the Feed-in Tariff, which support small-scale renewables and due to close to new applicants in April 2019

Member groups call for Feed-in Tariff clarification

Ten member groups have written a joint letter to the UK Government, calling for clarification regarding the future of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme. Groups including Energy UK, the National Farmers Union of Scotland and the Solar Trade Association have voiced concerns about the future of the initiative,  which supports small-scale renewable energy projects. The FiT is currently […]

Feed-in Tariff scheme to close in April 2019

The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme is scheduled for closure in April 2019. The announcement comes after the government’s announcement of a new levy framework being introduced to curb costs on bills and provide certainty to investors. FiTs pay people for creating their own sustainable, clean electricity, with extra payments available when they generate more than […]

EU approves Hungary’s renewable support scheme

The European Commission has given the green light for Hungary’s new support scheme for renewable energy. The initiative, with a yearly budget of around €146 million (£129m) provides state support for green projects, either through a Feed-in Tariff or a price premium. Feed-in tariffs will be limited to small installations below 500kW and demonstration projects […]

Welsh wind project gets a £3.5m helping hand

A Welsh community energy charity has received a £3.5 million boost to accelerate the development of a wind farm. Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, confirmed Awel Aman Tawe (AAT) in Swansea will receive the loan for the Mynydd y Gwrhyd wind farm. It will include two 2.35MW turbines which are expected […]

Brighton Uni fast-tracks solar project ‘for extra £200k income’

The University of Brighton has completed the installation of its solar array in “record time” to secure a higher tariff rate. More than 660 solar panels have been installed on the roofs of three buildings at Falmer Campus in East Sussex. They are expected to meet 7.5% of the campus’ electricity demand, generating more than […]

Cut to solar feed-in tariff ‘risks 2,400 jobs in Scotland’

Around 2,400 out of 3,000 solar jobs in Scotland could be at risk because of cuts in Feed-in Tariff. The Solar Trade Association (STA) said the UK Government’s proposition to reduce 87% of the tariff paid for electricity generated from solar would affect 27,000 people employed in the sector. It added there are currently more […]

UK solar support ‘to fall to £2m per year’

Economic support to solar projects in the UK will fall to £2 million per year. That’s an “extreme” 98% cut to the previous solar budget which spent £70 million per year in the sector. An analysis from the Solar Trade Association (STA) stated the industry will have a maximum support of £7 million in the […]