Solar Power

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

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to support the installation of solar energy panels; and if she will make a statement.

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

Government incentives to deploy solar, in the form of the renewables obligation, the feed-in tariff scheme and contracts for different, have driven a very rapid increase in deployment – from approximately 43MW in May 2010, to 7872MW in July 2015[1], totalling nearly 740,000 installations. DECC has recently consulted on measures under the FIT and the RO to bring the costs of support under these schemes under greater control and ensure that they provide value for money for electricity bill payers whilst still supporting deployment.

[1] Solar PV Deployment:

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