The good news – our UCEF grant application was successful!
Not so good news – DECC have launched a consultation to remove pre-registration and pre-accreditation with effect from 1 October 2015. These are the facilities that allow community groups to lock in the Feed in Tariff (FiT) , the payment renewable energy generators receive for producing green electricity, at the time they have identified a site. Locking in a FiT rate before seeking investment from the community provides a level of certainty to those people thinking of investing. This helps give assurance during the process to raise the money from the community required to pay for the installation of the panels.