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Great Britain is facing hard work if 2020 energy goal is to be met

Great Britain is facing hard work if 2020 energy goal is to be met

In face of the G20 Summit, which is taking place this weekend in Germany, the British government have admitted that there is still “work to do“ in order to reach the country’s energy goal. At the end of 2016, renewables made 8.9% of Britain’s energy mix, with the goal for the end of 2020 being 15%.

Solar energy in the U.K. moves north

Solar energy in the U.K. moves north

The Solar Trade Association (STA) announced that the U.K. government’s plans to cut its support for Solar PV represents a fall from 70 million pounds to just 2 million a year. Meanwhile the Scottish government not only confirms that sub-5 MW solar farms will continue to be eligible for the Renewable Obligation (ROC), they will also support even further community solar through an ambitious dedicated scheme. As Scotland distances itself from England and Wales, this might just mean that investments in solar PV will be heading north of the border.

UK to stop subsidies for sub 5MW solar parks and to change its FiT scheme

UK to stop subsidies for sub 5MW solar parks and to change its FiT scheme

The UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced today that it wants to scrap its Renewable Obligations (ROCs) subsidies for sub 5MW solar farms from April 1, 2016, one year earlier from what was originally planned. Other changes include the removal of pre-accreditation from the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) scheme for PV installations larger than 50 kWp.

Rooftop mounted PV: new trend for investors in the UK

Rooftop mounted PV: new trend for investors in the UK

As the UK is transitioning from the Renewable Energy Obligation scheme (ROC) to the Contract for Difference scheme (CfD) for large ground mounted systems (5MW+), investors are becoming increasingly investing in rooftop mounted PV.

CfD’s (Contracts for Difference): 5 things you need to know

Big changes have been anSolar_1nounced by the UK government regarding changes to the support machanism for large scale PV,  with the government moving from Renewable Energy Certificates (ROC’s) to CfD’s (Contracts for Difference). Below are 5 key aspects and considerations that should be in the mind of any PV professional operating in the UK.

 

 

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