The solar industry has reacted furiously to government proposals to stop solar developments over 5MW accessing support under the Renewable Obligation (RO) from April 2015.

The government is forcing solar developers to use the new contracts for difference (CfD) mechanism from then on. Below, Osborne Clarke’s Alan John and Neas Energy’s Lars Weber outline why CfDs might not be too detrimental to the sector.  

Let us know your thoughts on the move to CfDs in the comments below.

Solar Power Portal will be running a series of articles, feature videos and interviews over the coming weeks on the state of Contracts for Difference for solar.