UK solar sector looks ahead to potentially volatile 2016

The curtains closed on 2015 with the government preparing to put its new feed-in tariff regime into place, changing the playing field for what looks certain to be an up-and-down year ahead.

But the next twelve months look anything but certain. FiT rates could yet be overhauled through DECC’s budget reconciliation clause – particularly if the VAT consultation’s verdict goes against the industry – and Amber Rudd has the European Commission minimum import price firmly in her crosshairs.

With Osborne’s March budget, the future role of the National Infrastructure Commission and a host of legal challenges yet to be heard, 2016 could be just as volatile as the year before it.