Solar Power

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Labour, Don Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Department has taken to ensure that solar power is able to compete on a level playing field with other energy generation technologies.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

Solar is a UK success story. Since 2010, solar capacity deployed has accounted for 81% of total capacity deployed under the Feed-in Tariffs scheme.

We issued a consultation on new proposals for a Smart Export Guarantee to support future arrangements for small-scale low-carbon generators to receive payment for the electricity they export to the grid. The consultation closes on the 5th March 2019 and can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-for-small-scale-low-carbon-generation.

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