Solar Farms Receive More Cash From Green Subsidies Than From Selling Energy

Britain’s biggest solar farms receive more cash from green subsidies than from selling the electricity they produce, figures reveal.

Energy producers were encouraged to start solar farms with generous handouts funded by a ‘green levy’ on taxpayers’ bills.

But many of them now make the majority of their cash from the subsidy – instead of the electricity they produce.

Solar panels at Kencot Hill solar farm in Lechlade, England. Britain's biggest solar farms receive more cash from green subsidies than from selling the electricity they produce

Solar panels at Kencot Hill solar farm in Lechlade, England. Britain’s biggest solar farms receive more cash from green subsidies than from selling the electricity they produce

The total subsidy provided to all generators of solar electricity last year is estimated to be about £1.2billion.

 

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via The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

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April 10, 2018 at 12:59AM

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