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Feed-in tariff 'killing off' UK small turbine industry

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Feed-in tariff 'killing off' UK small turbine industry Reply with quote

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UK small wind turbine manufacturers say they will lose out to foreign solar panel manufacturers in the race to cash in on the UK government's new feed-in tariff scheme.

They claim their products will be penalised because solar panel owners will receive higher government subsidies than wind turbine buyers. As the arrangement stands, a wind turbine would qualify for 26.7-34.5p per KWh in government subsidies, while solar panels would typically bring in 41p per KWh.

Turbine manufacturers will also have to pay a fee of up to 100,000 to have their models certified for the scheme, and they argue that planning rules make it harder for customers to get approval for turbines.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, small wind turbines don't work very well in most locations in this country, certainly not on houses or in built up areas, so they won't sell that many anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BBC News - 10/03/10

Can you fit a wind turbine in a housing estate?

How many people are actually going to be able to install renewable energy-generating technology in their homes?

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