Solar Choice Calls for More Feed-In Tariff Publicity

Jun 17, 2010, 03:00 ET from Solar Choice

MANCHESTER, England, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar panel installation experts at Solar Choice believe the Government is failing consumers by neglecting to publicise vital information about the Feed-In Tariff widely enough.

The UK's Feed-In Tariff came into effect in April 2010 and offers generous financial incentives to consumers opting to install solar PV panels in their homes. Yet despite this, there has been relatively little by way of information and publicity about the tariff made available to consumers.

Solar Choice Sales Director, Ajay Hargreaves, believes this must be rectified, commenting that:

"The Government has introduced this amazing scheme. They've made solar panels an investment, rather than an expense. But we're still continually finding that people simply either don't know exactly what it's all about or even don't know about it at all! The Feed-In Tariff here is particularly generous. It's been covered in newspapers and on TV all over the globe, yet we're failing to inform the very people it benefits, the UK consumers."

It is hoped that the Feed-In Tariff will encourage a higher uptake of solar panel installation here in the UK and that this in turn will contribute to the Government's carbon emission reduction targets. Ajay considers publicising the tariff as imperative to the success of meeting these targets.

"The British Government has pledged to cut our carbon emissions by 60% by 2050. Those are ambitious targets. The Feed-In Tariff is an incredible way to encourage solar installation and therefore reduce carbon emissions but if consumers aren't even aware of it, we'll never see its full potential."

SOURCE Solar Choice