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STA approves ‘FiT on the move’ proposals

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The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released proposals that would allow businesses and factories to take their solar with them if they move location.

The change would apply to medium and large sized solar installations (above 50kW) and would allow people to continue to claim the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) after the move, unlike before.

Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association, said: “In order to secure financing and reduce investment risk, it is so important for businesses to be eligible to take their solar installations with them if they move. Over a year ago, the Solar Trade Association identified this as one of the major barriers to more solar PV on big rooftops – it is great that DECC is now consulting on this key issue.”

The government’s consultation on its proposals for the transferability of FiT payments is now open and closes on 05 January 2015.