DECC, the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, has unveiled proposals for further reform of the country’s renewable energy support program. The measures include plans for the closure of the Renewables Obligation scheme to new solar PV capacity above 5 MW from 1st April 2015.

Despite the intention of this proposal to curb installation what we risk facing is booming installations of solar before the ROC scheme would expire, between now and 1st April. — Josefin Berg, Senior Analyst for Solar Power, Power and Energy Division, IHS Technology