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Great Britain: Industry Reactions to the RHI in Great Britain

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 21, 2011

The UK solar thermal industry has had several months notice that the new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was arriving. On the 28th November 2011 this was finally announced (see www.solarthermalworld.org/node/3191) and the industry has now had time to give its reactions, especially since the PV tariffs have almost been halved since 12 December 2011. So now solar thermal has two benefits; lower PV tariffs and a feed-in tariff for solar thermal kilowatt hours of Pound Sterling (GBP) 0.085 (EUR 0.09) for 20 years.

Great Britain: Ex Prime Minster backs Solar Thermal but Consumer Reputation is less positive

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on May 11, 2010

As part of the preparations for the UK general election, Gordon Brown praised solar energy and recommended more people try to install such renewable technologies during a televised debate. But due to a critical report by the consumer organisation Which? the current consumer reputation is less positive.

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