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03. February 2010

UK renewable industry welcomes feed-in tariff

The UK renewable energy industry welcomes today’s announcement of the feed-in tariff for renewable and low carbon electricity, and the plans for low carbon heating incentives.

Sharp Solar UK

Andrew Lee, General Manager at Sharp Solar UK, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions, says: “Finally, the government has reacted to the notion that, in order to hit our green EU directive, solar power, supported by a feed-in tariff that is fit for purpose needs to be an integral part of the UK’s carbon reduction package.

“The tariffs represent the single biggest initiative in the UK to promote the rollout of renewables and could contribute 8% of the UK’s total energy supply by 2020.This is a technology and an incentive system that has worked successfully in Europe and we expect it to have a similar impact here. With the feed-in tariff in place, the UK PV sector is capable of delivering over 300,000 jobs so it is ideally placed to kick-start the UK’s flagging green economy in the UK.”

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