Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 9th November 2012.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 9th November 2012

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 1 November 2012, Official Report, columns 371-2, on feed-in tariff, what his Department's central forecast is for the level of solar photovoltaic generating capacity that will be installed by 2020.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change 9th November 2012

The latest analysis in the impact assessment which accompanied the Government Response to Phase 2A of the Comprehensive Review of the FITs scheme demonstrates that under the central scenario, 11.9 GW of PV would be installed under the FITs scheme by end of financial year 2020-21; the upper scenario is 21.100 GW by end of financial year 2020-21. Projections of future PV deployment are extremely uncertain, and will depend on future movements in factors such as solar module prices.

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