The government is to launch a consultation on plans to allow rooftop solar installations to be transferred between buildings without losing Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) accreditation.

“One issue we hear very regularly is that FiTs do not allow installations to be moved from one building to another and that this acts as a barrier to deployment in the mid-scale roof-mounted sector,” energy and climate change minister Amber Rudd told a UK solar industry event last week.

She would not reveal how any changes could work, as details were still being finalised, but said the DECC would be consulting before the end of the year.

The move is part of a concerted effort by the government to encourage more deployment of commercial roof-mounted solar. It follows the recent decision to split the degression band above 250kW to protect rooftop FiTs from major degression caused by ground-mounted deployment.