The British solar industry has welcomed an ‘action plan’ from the European Commission which the solar industry hopes will support Ministers’ indicated intentions to apply a reduced rate of 5% VAT on solar PV and solar thermal panels. The European Commission intends to give national governments ‘more autonomy’ in how they grant lower rates of VAT. The EU executive has put forward two possible options on how to do this.
Scottish Energy News 8th April 2016 read more »
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Hampshire has been named as the third-best county for installing solar panels in England and Wales. The county’s megawatt capacity of 317 placed it only behind Cornwall and Devon in a league table produced by think tank Green Alliance. A total of 21,706 different solar powered projects are currently in operation in Hampshire, second only to Devon and Greater Manchester nationwide.
Basingstoke Observer 7th April 2016 read more »