Guardian analysis of FiTs in UK

In the last financial year 30,000 solar power systems were installed in the UK – up from a few hundred a year previously. Feed-in tariffs, which reward households and businesses that install panels through payments based on how much power they generate, have been a roaring success. Too much so, it seems, for the Treasury, which has cut the money that will be available and is insisting that larger installations – big enough to cover a field, for instance – will have their tariffs slashed to an extent that will make them uneconomic.

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