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Solar Power: Finance

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the merits of increasing the level of the subsidy available to homeowners for the installation of solar panels at their properties. (276628)

An additional £45 million was announced in the Budget on 22 April 2009 for the low carbon buildings programme. This funding provides additional support of £10 million to households applying under phase 1 of the scheme.

We are considering the case on whether there is merit to increase the grant levels for the installation of solar panels. A decision will be made shortly.