The proposed move to Contracts for Difference (CfDs) from April 2015 will mark a seismic shift in the way the UK solar farm market will access financial support.

The government is consulting over proposals to force solar farm developments over 5MW to compete with other ‘mature’ renewables for support under the CfD mechanism, two years earlier than the industry had previously anticipated.

Below, industry experts shed some light on what to expect from CfDs and how to get ready for their arrival: