homeowners with solar panels are \'giving their excess power to the grid for free\' after government closes energy payment scheme

by:Tunto     2020-04-28
The government is shutting down an energy payment plan, which means that households with solar panels may be able to provide excess power to the grid for free, causing outrage among activists.
Ministry of Commerce, Energy And Industry Strategy (Beis)
The plan to close \"export tariffs\" has been announced.
Since next April, it has paid the head of household the excess power it supplies to the grid, as well as new solar generators.
The closure of the plan has sparked outrage among green activists, who Dr. Doug pal, chief scientist at Greenpeace UK, described it as \"a simple anomaly \".
The government is also shutting down feed-
In the tower fee plan to pay a small fee
Expand renewable energy sources such as solar panels into homes to get the clean power they generate and install new equipment as expected by the industry.
Although most respondents opposed the cancellation of export tariffs, the move was opposed.
Opponents warned that the removal of tariffs would force householders who had installed panels from April to provide free electricity to energy companies.
This change will not affect 800,000 households that already have solar panels.
It is planned to change export duties, but it is necessary to give up their power before the households that install green technology begin.
Chris Hewitt, chief executive of the Solar Trade Association\'s industry organization, said: beis made the decision even before explaining how to overcome a truly fundamental market failure, which is at risk of failure, from next April, new solar homes will put electricity into the grid free of charge.
At the very least, the government should keep export tariffs until an effective alternative to achieving fair compensation for solar energy is achieved.
The move will not save anyone, he said, because export tariffs are not subsidies but selling electricity to consumers.
He warned that the announcement could further undermine market confidence in the solar industry, which was also hit by the end of feed supplyin tariffs.
Frank Gordon, policy head of the Renewable Energy Association, said: \"The decision to completely remove export tariffs and electricity tariffs is not surprising, causing a real disruption to the market and the lack of a market alternative route is worrying.
\"The government must work quickly to advise, develop and implement a follow-up plan to avoid serious delays
The deployment of decentralized renewable energy may be required after March 31, 2019, which will have an impact
Impact on employment and ongoing investment.
Environmental activists also criticized the move to remove export tariffs.
Dr. Doug pal, chief scientist at Greenpeace UK, said: \"People put solar panels on the roof and are doing their part to save all of us from climate collapse.
But instead of rewarding them, ministers want families to hand over their power surplus to big energy companies that can then sell it to us.
Solar prices are plunging and the solar industry is on the path to subsidies, he said. free.
Ministers should look for ways to help with this affordable technology expansion, instead of putting the wrench in the works while signing blank checks for the nuclear industry, he said.
On a 5,000 solar system that costs about £ 4 KW to install export tariffs, it can be repaid about £ 89 a year-£ 1,780 in 20 years.
It is set at around 5 p per kWh, about the third in the retail price of electricity, below the wholesale price of around 6 p.
Leonie Greene of the Solar Trade Association said: \"In southern England, a huge solar system of 4 KW people exported electricity to the power grid, the closure of export tariffs next year means that they save most of the 100 pounds a year from solar energy.
\"This is the precious zero carbon energy that people bother to produce, will be consumed by neighbors, who will pay about 15 p per kilowatt hour for their electricity, they are unlikely to get a penny.
This is clearly wrong and will make the new solar owners the only ones who don\'t pay the electricity bill.
In fact, they will provide subsidies for big energy companies.
A spokesman for the US Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said that as costs fall, we are right to protect consumers and adjust incentives, with solar energy falling by 80, we will soon hold consultations on the future framework of small solar energy.
Scale of renewable energy generation.
The ministry also announced that new solar households will be closed
In tariff\'s plan, the plan pays for the house for the clean electricity they generate.
Industry insiders had expected this move.
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