The European solar development sector could be about to receive a major boost, following reports the EU is prepared to let controversial trade controls designed to push up the cost of Chinese solar panels lapse. Reuters today reported the bloc is poised to scrap minimum import price (MIP) controls next month, having rejected long-running calls from EU solar manufacturers to retain the protectionist measures.
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London mayor Sadiq Khan was written to the Government expressing his concerns that a decision to let financial solar incentives expire next year could create a “cliff edge” for the wider solar market. Khan penned a letter to Energy Minister Claire Perry, claiming he was “deeply concerned” that Government proposals to end the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme once it expires in March 2019 would hamper his own efforts to boost deployment of solar technology in the capital. Once the scheme expires, households will no longer be able to generate income by selling unused electricity sourced from solar back to the national grid. Khan believes that the decision could dissuade the public from investing in household arrays.
Edie 24th Aug 2018 read more »