Solar Power

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

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of solar energy.

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 PV is a UK success story, with rapid deployment over the last 8 years. Over 99% of the UK’s solar PV capacity has been deployed since May 2010.

We are now consulting on new proposals for a Smart Export Guarantee to support future arrangements for small-scale low-carbon generators (including solar power 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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