FiT reductions postponed

May 17, 2012
Energy and climate change secretary Greg Barker has confirmed the government is planning to delays proposed cuts to Feed-in Tariffs in July.
The Solar Trade Association said this week that total installed capacity for the past four weeks was 17.4MW, against a four-weekly average of 71MW over the past year.
Further cuts were set to come into effect on 1 July after the protracted legal battle over cuts to FiTs announced in December were followed by new rates in April.
Energy and climate change secretary Greg Barker said on Twitter: “Having listened carefully to industry, we are looking at scope for pushing back a little the next proposed reduction in the solar tariffs.”
Responding to claims there would be more industry uncertainty, he added: “On the contrary,we are listening carefully to industry & full details of new much improved FITs regime will be published v shortly.”