Consultation outcome

Consultation on changes to financial support for solar PV

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Government response to consultation on changes to financial support for solar PV

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Impact assessment of Part A: Controlling spending on large-scale solar PV within the Renewables Obligation

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Impact assessment of Part B of the consultation: Changes to FITs degression mechanism for 50kW+ other-than-stand-alone and stand-alone solar PV

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An illustrative draft of the Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015.

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Detail of outcome

This document sets out the government response to the proposals for (a) controlling spending on large-scale solar PV within the Renewables Obligation and (b) promoting the deployment of mid-scale building-mounted solar PV in the Feed-in-Tariff scheme. A further consultation on changes to financial support for solar PV has been published today.

The final version of the draft Order was laid in Parliament on 27 January 2015.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on how we can cost effectively manage the deployment of large and medium scale solar PV under the Renewables Obligation (RO) and Feed in Tariff (FITs) scheme.

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Consultation description

The consultation proposes:

  • Closing the RO in Great Britain to solar PV capacity greater than 5MW from 1 April 2015; the RO would remain open to projects at 5MW and below;
  • Grace periods for developers who have made significant financial commitments to projects on or before 13 May 2014 allowing them to enter the RO after 1 April 2015;
  • Splitting the stand-alone and greater than 50kw Fits degression band into two new bands to encourage more deployment of building mounted solar PV.

The consultation closes on 07 July 2014.

Documents

Consultation on changes to financial support for solar PV

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Impact Assessment Part A: Controlling spending on large-scale solar PV within the Renewables Obligation

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Impact Assessment Changes to Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) degression mechanism to support midscale building-mounted solar photovoltaic ('solar PV’)

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Published 13 May 2014
Last updated 21 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Addition of an illustrative draft of the Renewables Obligation Closure (Amendment) Order 2015.
  2. Government Response to consultation.
  3. First published.