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Government Buildings: Solar Power

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

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Photo of Anne McIntosh Anne McIntosh Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with other Departments on the installation of solar PV on (a) any Whitehall department buildings and (b) any other Government-owned properties; and whether such installations would be eligible for solar photovoltaic feed-in tariffs.

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

The Department has had no such discussions.

The eligibility of individual installations for the feed-in tariffs (FITs) is a matter for Ofgem and licensed electricity suppliers. There is nothing specifically precluding solar photovoltaic installations on Government-owned buildings being eligible for FITs, if they meet the eligibility criteria.

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