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Solar installation rates soar as we approach August 1st tariff cuts

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released the installation figures of solar panels for May which show a significant rise, suggesting that the solar industry is on the rise again.

One cause for the increase is undoubtedly due to the impending tariff cuts on August 1st as homeowners rush to install so they benefit from the higher and longer Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) payments. Although many solar companies are at capacity, there are still some solar installers able to install before that tariff reduction on August 1st.

Another factor in the rising installation rates seems to be the public's faith in solar has been restored somewhat following the Government's outlined plans for solar, and the recent investment in the manufacturing of panels within the UK that shows solar technology is here for the long haul.