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BEIS preparing Smart Export legislation before the summer, targets late 2019 tariff deadline

By |2019-05-13T14:35:10+00:00May 14th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Feed In Tariff, FIT, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The government is aiming to start the legislative process for the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) before the summer in a bid to have the export tariff up and running before the end of the year. Earlier this week Labour MP Kerry McCarthy quizzed officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on

Farewell FiTs: 242.5MW deployed in late FiT deployment surge

By |2019-04-29T15:38:54+00:00April 24th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Feed In Tariff, FIT, News, Solar and Battery|

Almost 242.5MW of solar was installed under the feed-in tariff in Q1 2019, representing a significant surge as the scheme was shuttered for good. The feed-in tariff closed to new applicants from 1 April 2019 and, as has become customary under the scheme’s ‘boom and bust’ cycles, installers up and down the country rushed to

Farewell FiTs: Industry leaders embrace a ‘new era’ for UK solar

By |2019-04-29T15:40:05+00:00April 19th, 2019|Feed In Tariff, FIT, News, Solar and Battery|

UK solar is entering a “new era” following the closure of the feed-in tariff last weekend, and industry leaders are prepared to embrace the sector’s subsidy-free future. Chris Hewett, chief executive, the Solar Trade Association: “Having grown accustomed to the ups and downs of the UK solarcoaster, perhaps it was too much to expect a

Summer Outlook 2019: Solar PV stable but whole system approach now critical

By |2019-04-04T22:33:36+00:00April 6th, 2019|News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

National Grid expects minimum summer transmission system demand in 2019 to fall broadly in line with last year’s, owing to a collapse in new solar deployment. The Electricity System Operator (ESO) has also paid testament to its advanced, machine-learning forecasting tools, but said whole system thinking will need to become far more prevalent as the

Suppliers break cover with early solar export tariff replacements

By |2019-04-29T15:41:47+00:00April 5th, 2019|Feed In Tariff, FIT, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

A host of energy suppliers have unveiled solar export payment plans designed to replace the now defunct export tariff despite the government’s Smart Export Guarantee being months away from implementation. Yesterday Octopus Energy said it was going to “replace and improve” upon the export tariff by introducing a product which would pay consumers a flat

Economic illiteracy and green vandalism: Political pressure over BEIS solar policy gap ratchets up

By |2019-04-29T17:15:02+00:00March 14th, 2019|Feed In Tariff, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery|

Political pressure on the government’s decision to close the feed-in tariff with no replacement scheme in place has ratcheted up ahead of the closure of a consultation on the future of solar policy in the UK.This evening the government’s consultation on the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) – the proposed replacement for the feed-in tariff –

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