Please don't destroy commercial solar for small and medium businesses by implementing such a crippling tax
Why is this important?
The government may raise tax on solar in April 2017... unless enough people appeal. This would be a huge increase in the running costs of a rooftop solar installation that would affect both existing and new projects according to Solar Trade Association (STA). “In some cases, it would actually send installations into negative returns: you would be spending more on the system in tax and maintenance than you would be getting back from the sale of the power and the Feed-in Tariff support”, Paul Barwell, CEO of the STA commented. “We therefore need Ministers to step in as soon as possible”.
Raising tax to such a crippling extent just over a year after the UK gov made a commitment to tackling climate change would drastically diminish our leadership in renewable energy generation at a time when the global mean temperature continues to rise. It would do this by discouraging 1000's of solar projects. It would be a hugely backward step by the UK in the midst of a collective global energy transition.