UK plans to amend FiT for ground-mounted PV systems

During parliamentary questions on November 11 he said that ground-mounted photovoltaic systems should "not be allowed to distort the market" for roof-mounted PV or other renewables. According to reports by the internet platform greenwisebusiness, the Minister said the government had inherited a FiT system that had failed to anticipate PV field systems which in his opinion threatened to distort the solar market. Alluding to the situation in Spain, he also said that the government would not act retrospectively.

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) responded to the Minster’s statement by issuing a warning: “This statement is likely to worry potential investors in ground-mounted schemes," said Gaynor Hartnell, Chief Executive of the REA. "Those that have acted in good faith, and already made substantial investments on legal works and preparation of planning applications, will be feeling very uncomfortable indeed."

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