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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that it is planning on removing support for solar under the Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme from 1 April 2015.

In a consultation published today, DECC has outlined plans to entirely remove solar support under the Renewable Obligation (RO) for developments over 5MW in 2015/16.

The consultation document states that the government “considers it necessary to take action to control the costs of large-scale solar PV to ensure it is affordable in the context of the RO and the EMR.”

The government notes that solar projects over 5MW will be able to apply for support under the Contracts for Difference auctions, which will begin in October 2014. However, the industry has expressed serious reservations about solar’s classification as a mature technology.

Source/full article: http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/news/ro_support_for_solar_over_5mw_to_be_scrapped_in_2015_2356
 
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