Residential incentive scheme not affected by cuts to government funding for commercial solar projects

Today, Jenny Roper reports in The Guardian that the UK’s two biggest solar installations start to generate green electricty, as developers of solar farms rush to beat an imminent cut in government subsidies for large-scale solar  installations. Thankfully the reform, which cuts a higher level of feed-in tariff payments by up to 75% on 1 August 2011, does not affect the great return on solar investment yielded by households across the UK. This is thanks to the current Feed in Tariff incentive scheme for residential installations, which helps householders fight the rising cost of electricity and earn money from generating their own energy.

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The 1MW Fen Farm solar park in Lincolnshire. Photograph: Paul Marriott/Paul Marriott for Ecotricity