Solar Power: Bridgend

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether Government funding or subsidy has been offered or promised to Suncredit UK Ltd to develop a solar park at Court Colman, Bridgend; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Government mechanisms for incentivising deployment of renewable electricity are generation-based. This means that support is granted on the basis of each megawatt-hour of electricity actually generated by stations which qualify for accreditation under a scheme or which secure a contract for difference (CfD) to provide support. No scheme offers financial support for the development of generating stations.

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