Following the recent media hype surrounding Greg Barker’s statement in the House of Commons on November 11, which alluded to the possibility that large-scale solar installations in the UK could be under threat, a meeting between representatives of the solar industry, including the Renewable Energy Association (REA), the Micropower council and the Minister has been set up for November 24.

The main objective of this industry meeting is to make the Minister aware of the very wide nature of developments in the market, including the significant amount of 5MW parks announced across the country, so that he could understand the implications of an early review of tariffs.

Several industry associations, bodies and solar companies have been briefed on this issue in order to form a response to this statement and to begin lobbying against it.

A feed-in tariff pre-meeting discussion and reception and speech by Greg Barker will take place tomorrow, November 23.