Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 28th February 2022.

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Photo of Matt Vickers Matt Vickers Conservative, Stockton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether feed-in-tariff payments for solar panels will increase in alignment with the increase in energy prices.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Support under the Feed in Tariff scheme is not related to the retail price of electricity. The methodology used to set the tariffs considers the technology costs and electricity generation expectations rather than the retail price of electricity. The scheme rewards generation, provides a guaranteed price and market for exports as well as savings on imports.

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