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Green Deal Scheme: Solar Power

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to co-ordinate the introduction of the Green Deal with the uptake of solar photovoltaics in residential buildings.

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

The proposed energy efficiency requirement set out in the 31 October consultation on the feed-in tariffs scheme is intended to provide an additional incentive for the uptake of the Green Deal, as households improving their energy efficiency will have access to higher tariffs for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations.

The legal framework and supporting guidance that is needed for the Green Deal will be in place by October 2012. In the consultation we are proposing as a transitional measure that solar PV installations between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 would have 12 months from their eligibility date to meet the energy efficiency requirement.

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