Business tax rates for rooftop solar installations could rise by up to eight times next year. The solar industry is calling on ministers to intervene on the hike, which will “all but eliminate the incentive for businesses to invest in solar”, the Solar Trade Association (STA) claimed. Public authorities, schools and community buildings that have solar on their roofs are also at risk if the expected rise comes into force on 1 April 2017. The change is due to a wider evaluation of commercial rates that takes place every five to seven years.
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A renewable energy company is hoping to save The Royal Mint …a mint, in fact – on its energy costs after installing nearly 50 solar PV panels on the roof. Subcontracted to local Welsh firm CMB Electrical Contractors, Dulas delivered the 15kWp rooftop solar project in a week, installing all 46 panels on the flat roof of the visitor centre at the coin-factory in Glamorgan, Wales.
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