Solar Power

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 14th March 2005.

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Photo of Ms Sue Doughty Ms Sue Doughty Shadow Minister (the Environment), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans her Department has to ensure continuity of capital grant support for domestic and other small installations under stream 1 of the solar PV Major Demonstration Programme when current funding ends in August; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Energy & e-Commerce), Department of Trade and Industry

The DTI is monitoring the number of applications made under Stream 1 of the Major PV Demonstration Programme. When this programme ends in March 2006 the Department will continue its support for PV through a low carbon buildings" programme. The low carbon buildings programme is currently under development and there will be formal consultation on this this year. The programme is expected to being operating in 2006–07.

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