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Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) News

With the end of the current government Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) scheme looming in March 2019 questions have arisen about what will follow. The scheme has undoubtedly been a great incentive for domestic users to get on board with solar power. With concern building about climate change, industry bodies such as the Solar Trade Association (of which TLGEC is a member) have been campaigning to ensure a fair export payment for small solar generators after April 2019.

We received the good news this week that the Energy Minister Claire Perry has now addressed previously unanswered questions. Responding to Kevin Hollinrake MP, she said “I do completely agree that solar power should not be provided to the grid for free and that’s why I’ll shortly be announcing the next steps for small scale renewables.”

She added in answer to a question from Richard Graham MP: “It would be wrong to have power provided to the grid for free.”

We at TLGEC look forward to more positive news from the Department for Business, Industry & Energy Strategy in the near future.

You can help the campaign to support small solar energy producers gain fair payments for creating clean energy, find out more about #Fair4Solar or write to your MP using this easy online tool.

If you already have solar pv installed you will be unaffected by the changes in April 2019.

Keen to benefit from 20 years of guaranteed FIT payments before the current scheme ends in March 2019? Give us a call to arrange a free site visit.