Consumers looking to make an energy comparison who are hoping to get cheap electricity bills through the use of renewable power sources will have to ensure the efficiency of their buildings are up to standard if they wish to receive government help.
Energy minister Greg Barker said yesterday (October 27th) in a speech delivered to the Solar Power UK conference in Birmingham that the government will no longer provide funding for photovoltaic cells on homes that are rated poorly for their energy usage.
"It cannot be right to encourage consumers to rush to install what are still expensive electricity generating systems in their homes before they have thoroughly explored all of the sensible options for reducing their energy consumption first," Mr Barker stated.
He added that to achieve the most cost-effective results for carbon reduction schemes, initiatives such as the Green Deal and Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) must be brought together to create a coherent package for customers.
Recently, solar expert at npower Helen Booker urged people considering fitting solar panels to act quickly, as payments made to householders under the FIT scheme could drop from next year.
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