Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 19th September 2016.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to improve the performance of the feed-in tariff scheme for solar power; and what the timetable for such improvements is.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Solar has been deployed rapidly in recent years from low levels with almost 11 GW of capacity now installed.

Changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme were introduced in 2016 to manage costs and ensure value for money. While it is appropriate to allow for a period of stability following these changes, we continue to keep the performance of the scheme under review.

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