People looking to get cheap energy by fitting solar panels may have been keeping a close eye on the government's legal battle over Feed-in Tariff (FIT) rates, which was brought to an end last week after the coalition was refused leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.
The decision to slash FITs in half from December 12th - in the middle of a consultation period on the topic - had already been declared unlawful by the High Court, with this verdict upheld by the Court of Appeal.
While the government signalled its intention to take the case to the highest level in the UK, permission was not granted.
Energy and climate change secretary Edward Davey said he was disappointed by the outcome, but will now draw a line under the case.
"We will now focus all our efforts on ensuring the future stability and cost effectiveness of solar and other microgeneration technologies for the many, not the few," he added.
The ruling was welcomed by Friends of the Earth, one of the groups to bring the original challenge against the changes, with the organisation saying the coalition must now work to restore confidence in solar power.
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