Solar panel tariff appeal loss for government


The government has failed to get permission to appeal to the Supreme Court over its plan to cut subsidies for solar panels on homes.

Read the full story at – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17490096

What will this mean: Anybody who had a domestic solar scheme finished before 12 December 2011 gets the old rate of 43.3p per kilowatt hour for the full 25 years of the scheme. That was not at issue in this case.
Now that the government has lost its appeal, anyone who had a scheme finished between 12 December 2011 and 2 March 2012 will also still get the full 43.3p/kwh for the whole 25 years of their scheme.
Installations finished between 3 March and 31 March temporarily get the old higher rate until 1 April when it is reduced to 21p/kwh.
Schemes finished after 1 April will only get the reduced rate of 21p/ kwh.

Please contact our offices and speak to a representative if you have any queries relating to this.


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