Posted: 26 March, 2012. Written by Ciaran Burns
On Friday the 23 March the supreme court rejected the government's appeal over a court ruling in December that its proposed cuts to feed-in tariff rates were legally flawed, marking the end of legal proceedings and providing clarification to recipients of the feed-in tariff.
For solar PV systems, with an installed capacity of 4kW or under, with an eligibility date between 12 December 2011 and 3 March 2012 will now receive the higher feed-in tariff rate of 43.3 pence per kWh of energy generated for 25 years. Solar PV installations with an eligibility date after 3 March 2012 will receive 43.3 pence per kWh until 31 March 2012 and 21 pence per kWh from 1 April 2012 for the remainder of the 25 years.
Please see the statement on the DECC website here.