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Solar Power

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Julie Elliott Julie Elliott Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the amount of large-scale solar PV that will be deployed in 2015-16 under Contracts for Difference; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

The amount that deploys under Contracts for Difference (CfDs) will depend on the strike price at which CfDs are awarded (the auction clearing price), as well as the mix of technologies amongst the successful bidders. The allocation round is currently underway for CfDs and DECC is not in a position to predict the outcome of the CfD auctions.

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