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It's a "new era" for solar says REA after Government proposes new ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ (SEG) to replace the ‘Feed-in Tariff’ scheme

Households and businesses installing new solar panels will be guaranteed payment for power provided back to the grid under government proposals set out to unlock the smart energy systems of the future- an important upgrade to the current Feed-in Tariffs scheme. The proposed ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ (SEG) would replace the existing ‘Feed-in Tariff’ scheme (FIT), […]

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New announcement makes it easier for businesses to power themselves

Responding to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles’ announcement that the permitted development threshold for rooftop solar panels on commercial property is to be increased from 50KW to 1MW, the Renewable Energy Association’s Chief Executive Dr Nina Skorupska said:  “We are delighted with today’s announcement which will make it much easier […]

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Political will is holding back renewables

Senior parliamentarians from the four key political parties today agreed that political will, rather than money or technology, is holding back the UK’s renewable energy sector. The Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) Renewable Energy Question Time event this morning involved a lively debate on the future of UK energy policy. Former Energy and Climate Change Minister […]

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REA and STA to go separate ways

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) and Solar Trade Association (STA) will end their formal affiliation on 1 January 2015. The two associations became affiliated in March 2011, when the STA merged with the REA’s Solar Power Group and relaunched with representation of both the solar heating and solar power industries. Next year the two associations […]

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Small renewables businesses will struggle to compete under new Contracts for Difference scheme

REA urges political parties to commit to making the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme scheme deliver value for money and help new entrants into the market This government has missed its last chance to make the new Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme a major driver of jobs and growth for the UK’s independent renewable power […]

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