Helen Hayes – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Helen Hayes on 2016-05-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of how many UK solar companies have gone out of business or stopped installing solar PV as a result of policy changes made since May 2015.

Andrea Leadsom

We recognise the efforts the solar industry is making to adapt following those changes; changes that we had to make to protect billpayers from the ever-increasing costs of support.

We are encouraged by the way the industry is responding: deployment of solar under the revised FIT scheme continues, at rates that match those seen historically following revisions to the scheme.

We expect that deployment will increase further as costs continue to fall, and the industry acclimatizes to the new system.