Solar Power Portal is calling on its readers to sign a parliamentary petition urging the Department for Energy and Climate Change to revisit feed-in tariff proposals revealed last week.

The petition requests that DECC urgently review last week's proposals – derided as “absurd” and “hugely damaging” by the industry – and has been started with the aim of prompting a response from the government or the chance of a debate in the House of Commons.

The petition has six months – or until the end of February – and must receive 10,000 signatures for the government to respond and 100,000 for the matter to be considered for debate.

Those figures might sound daunting, but with more than 700,000 households having installed solar in the UK to date are more than achievable. All it would take is for one person from one in seven households with solar installed to take the debate into the Houses of Parliament.

And with an estimated 30,000 jobs at risk because of the cuts meeting that target – ambitious as it might seem – should be well within UK solar’s reach.

Signing it couldn’t be simpler. The petition can be found here and all that’s required is a name, an email address and a postcode. An email is sent to confirm, but once that’s connected your name will appear as a signature on the petition.