Domestic energy users could be deterred from installing solar panels with which to generate their own cheap electricity because of cuts to the feed-in tariff rates.
This is the opinion of the British Property Federation, which claimed there could be a reduction in the take-up of the green energy generating equipment after the government slashed the rate paid to most solar panel owners.
Now only the operators of the smallest installations will receive the top rate.
Ian Flectcher, director of policy at the organisation, commented: "The government needs to make a distinction between large scale FIT schemes attached to buildings and those that aren't. FIT schemes attached to occupied buildings generate free energy for occupiers and revenues for landlords to sustainably retrofit their existing buildings.
"With the cost of energy set to steadily rise over the next few years, these benefits for individuals and businesses would prove vital," he added.
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