The Government have announced that businesses will still be able to get support for small scale renewable technologies. This commitment was made by Energy and Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker, as part of the Government’s Renewables Obligation (RO).
Government had suggested it may exclude new small scale solar, anaerobic digestion, onshore wind and hydro power installations of between 50kW and 5MW from the RO from 1 April 2013.
This would have meant that the RO would support renewables over 5MW, with Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) being aimed at those who invest in solar, small scale wind, anaerobic digestion and hydro power projects under 5MW in size.
Following feedback from industry in recent months, DECC has decided to keep the option of both FITs and RO open for those investing in projects between 50kW and 5MW in size.
So good news.
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