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Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the potential number of bankruptcies that will occur in the UK solar industry as a result of planned changes to feed-in tariffs.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Department does not hold relevant information on which to base any estimate of potential bankruptcies. The impact assessment accompanying the Government's consultation on feed-in tariffs (FITs) for solar photovoltaics (PV), available at: estimates that new solar PV installations will continue to come forward under the proposed changes to FITs for solar PV. The impact assessment does not estimate the specific impact of the proposed changes on the UK solar industry as a whole.

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