UK Solar Subsidies To Be Cut Again

The Feedin Tariff for the solar energy is to be cut again in August, payments will now be over 20 years not 25 years

The morally wrong solar subsidies are to be cut again in August which is good news, the bad news is just like the last time they tried to cut the solar subsidies, the Coalition government have managed to screw this cut up, as well.

This time the government missed the legal deadline to make the changes effective from July 1st:

The feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic panels fitted to existing homes will be cut by about a quarter, from 21p per kWh to 16p, and the length of payments reduced from 25 to 20 years. However, the Department of Energy and Climate Change said financial returns would still be around 6% for homeowners, down from the 7-10% when the scheme launched in 2010, as panel costs have fallen.

The changes take effect on 1 August, one month later than planned, after the government missed a legal deadline for making the changes on 1 July. Future tariff rates will also be assessed every three months and automatically cut or held depending on the number of panels installed in the last quarter, the government said.

What remains to be seen is how long there is any sort of solar industry in Britain, this change in policy means that as more people install solar panels so the subsidy will be cut further, in effect the limitless pile of taxpayers money for the solar boondoggle has come to an end.

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Posted on May 24, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Climate Change, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, Green Taxation, Renewables and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Brian G Valentine

    Is the homeowner going to be reimbursed by the Gomment for the 10,000 or so quid that he devalued his home by putting these stupid Solar Panels on the roof?

    I sincerely doubt it. In about 5 years or so, when these things are putting out nothing (not the Twenty Years that the Sales Man promised him) – the homeowner will have to spend another 3,000 or so just to have them peeled off, junked, and have the roof fixed.

    If he goes to sell his home the buyer will knock off 10,000 off the asking price because nobody wants to deal with this junk on the roof.

    And all this for 3 kW of peak solar output that these will put out on a sunny day in July at his location! That’s enough to power a microwave oven – for about 2 hours of peak sunlight!

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