Solar panel power payments set to return – but how much you'll get and from when is unclear
Households with solar panels will be paid for excess electricity exported to the grid - but but it won't come in before April when the current scheme ends
8 January 2019
Government confirms end of payments for new solar panels
The Government has announced that it will end payments for any solar panels which are installed from April next year
19 December 2018
Solar panel earnings to be halved from February – are they still worth it?
The Government is to slash the amount you can earn from solar panels by more than half from February 2016
17 December 2015
The amount you can earn from solar panels drops today - are they still worth it?
They cut your electricity bill and pay you for generating too – but the amount you earn drops today. Are they worth it?
1 July 2015
Beware dodgy insulation sales tactics, warns OFT
Some energy efficiency firms use high pressure sales tactics and carry out poor installations, says the OFT
10 January 2013
Solar homes in clear as Government loses subsidy bid
The Supreme Court has refused the Government permission to appeal against a ruling its solar subsidy cuts were unfair
23 March 2012
Solar panel subsidies may fall further, Government says
The Government has proposed an even greater slashing of solar panel subsidies, as it confirmed the first cut will happen from next month
9 February 2012
Government loses appeal over solar subsidy cuts
Homeowners who install solar panels before 3 March will get higher payments, after a Government appeal was rejected
25 January 2012
'Why the solar subsidy cuts are so damaging'
Charity Friends of the Earth explains why it's such a critic of government plans to cut solar benefits at short notice
20 January 2012
Government to appeal High Court solar ruling which said subsidy cuts are 'legally flawed'
The Department for Energy and Climate Change will lodge an appeal tomorrow, which is the deadline to do so
3 January 2012
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