Wind turbine and solar panels© Tim Scrivener
Solar and wind were clear losers in the long-awaited review of Feed-in Tariffs (Fits) announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) two weeks ago, but virtually every sector will be hit if the proposals go ahead. Generation tariffs for domestic (<10kW) and commercial (>1MW) solar face cuts of more than 80%, while new wind turbines larger than 1.5MW could receive nothing. Rates for smaller turbines will also be slashed, making many projects unviable. Furthermore, stringent degression and […]