Coventry Cathedral has pulled the plug on plans to install a major solar PV array on the roof. The cathedral had originally drafted up an ambitious plan to outfit the roof of St. Michael’s Cathedral with £100,000 worth of solar modules.

However, drastic cuts to the FiT rate available for solar PV technology have caused the solar scheme to become financially unviable.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Jane Woodward, Executive Director at the Cathedral explained that the downward revision of the FiT rate has meant that the Cathedral simply cannot afford to install anymore. She said: “We don’t have lots of spare cash to do this on principle unfortunately, so the feed-in tariff was fairly key to making the project go ahead for us.”

The cathedral is the latest in a long line of ambitious solar projects that have had to be cancelled since Government implemented swingeing cuts to curtail the rate of solar installs and protect the FiT budget going forward.