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Feed-in tariff (FiT) - A popular means of incentivising renewable energy technologies that was pioneered in Germany and has since been adopted in numerous countries around the world, FiT's help make renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines competitive by providing them with guaranteed above market price payments for the energy they produce. Advocates of the approach argue tariffs can be reduced over time as renewable energy technologies become cost-competitive with grid power, but critics maintain these subsidies add to costs for energy bill payers.

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Poll: Half of Brits keen to deploy solar panels

Survey commissioned by Rexel highlights barriers that are blocking pent-up demand for solar technologies

Have your say 05 Dec 2014

Government seeks to boost rooftop solar with new transfer rules

Businesses will be allowed to take solar panels if they move premises, as DECC extends grace period for 5MW solar farms

Have your say 25 Nov 2014

Ofgem faces legal threats over Middlesbrough FC wind turbine delays

EXCLUSIVE: Empowering Wind threatens to sue regulator, citing "flaws" in feed-in tariff law

Have your say 20 Nov 2014

Government unveils £10m fund to boost community renewables

DECC confirms new measures to support community-owned wind and solar power schemes, but scraps plans to increase support for 5MW-10MW schemes

Have your say 13 Nov 2014

UK small wind industry 'driven to breaking point' by lack of government support

EXCLUSIVE: New report from RenewableUK calls on ministers to wake up to problems facing small turbine market

Have your say 13 Nov 2014

A broader and bolder vision for community solar

Leonie Greene of the Solar Trade Association welcomes new plans to boost community ownership of solar projects, but warns against side-lining alternative mechanisms for encouraging community engagement

Have your say 12 Nov 2014

Solar's multi-billion pound potential stalled by 'unreliable' policy, industry warns

Trade body says sector can reach 60GW and power 18 million homes, but needs subsidies to help it achieve further cost reductions

Have your say 25 Sep 2014

Aviva Investors beefs up £76m domestic solar portfolio

Institutional investor makes latest move into the residential solar market with acquisition of 11.3MW portfolio from Zouk Capital

Have your say 28 Aug 2014

How Sheffield Solar is shining a light on PV performance

University-based Microgen Database compares real-world performance with predictions to help make the case for solar in the UK

Have your say 18 Aug 2014

Scottish £3m hydro scheme set to come online in 2015

The 750kW plant at Allt Choire a' Bhalachain is being developed on land managed by Forestry Commission Scotland

Have your say 14 Aug 2014

Do sustainable buildings really cost more?

New research by BREEAM reveals the true costs of investing in green building measures, such as insulation, rainwater harvesting and solar panels

Have your say 12 Aug 2014

TGE Group reveals plan to deliver green 'flower power'

Major project to supply nearly 5,000MWh of clean energy to Nocton Nurseries in a bid to slash carbon emissions

Have your say 24 Jul 2014

Legal row escalates as solar firms slam government over "inflated" cost claims

Lawyers reject government's claim that controversial cuts to solar subsidies saved households £50 a year

Have your say 11 Jul 2014

High Court rules solar firms entitled to compensation over illegal subsidy cuts

Solar companies to pursue claim for £132m after crucial ruling, as government signals that it will appeal against court decision

Have your say 09 Jul 2014

You think green energy is expensive? What tosh!

As Trillion Fund's Rebecca O'Connor argues, new figures show that green energy tariffs can now compete with the Big Six on cost

Have your say 09 Jul 2014

Npower fined £125,000 by Ofgem for green energy reporting error

Company handed penalty by Ofgem after using incorrect data to calculate the amount of electricity supplied to customers

Have your say 19 May 2014

Solar industry once again falls victim to its own success

Time after time the solar industry has been hit by policy changes designed to rein back investment, but it doesn't have to be this way

Have your say 13 May 2014

Concerns escalate over fresh solar subsidy reforms

EXCLUSIVE: Imminent review of solar support schemes expected to tilt market in favour of large rooftop installations, but move fuels fears among solar farm developers

Have your say 29 Apr 2014

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