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BREAKING NEWS – Tariffs return to 43.3p but only until 3rd March

Posted on the 25 January, 2012 at 11:46 am Written by in Blog, Feed In Tariff, Government, Incentives

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that Government cuts to the Feed-in Tariff were unlawful. The three Lords Justices of Appeal announced their reserved judgement this morning following a hearing 10 days ago.

Today’s decision is a damaging blow to Ministers and officials at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, who must now introduce the contingency date of March 3 for the start of the 21p rate for solar PV and not the original December 12 deadline.

What does this mean?
The court judgement also means customers who have had solar panels installed and are registered ahead of the new March 3 cut-off point will now receive the original 43p rate for 25 years. Therefore, the industry has another 5 week period to install at the higher rate of 43.3p.

Customers who register on or after March 3 will qualify for the current higher rate until April 1, when it will drop to 21p.

Dave Houston, MD of Chester based PV FIT Ltd, said: “We welcome the news of tariffs reverting to 43.3p until March 3rd, although this puts us in an even tighter position to deliver solar projects than before Christmas”.

“We will be operating on a first come first served basis in order to ensure customers who proceed with us have their paperwork completed and returned to the energy companies before the March deadline”.

It’s very simple to get a PV FIT quote over the phone by calling 0344 567 9032, or via our website survey request. It only takes 20 minutes and you will receive a quotation by email the same day!

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