Government response to Renewables Obligation banding review for Solar PV

Posted on 18 December 2012

Today, DECC published their response to the Renewables Obligation banding review for Solar PV.

In July 2012 the full response for all other bands was published. A table of all RO bands can be found here.

For Solar PV, the Government has decided to establish two separate bands under the RO. One band for building-mounted systems, and the other for ground-mounted systems.

The main thinking behind this is that whilst building-mounted can make best use of existing buildings, particularly on a commercial scale, they tend to have a lower load factor because they are constrained by the architecture of the structure.

The new banding levels in the table below, will apply from 1 April 2013.

ROCs/MWh2013/142014/152015/162016/17
Building-mounted1.71.61.51.4
Ground-mounted1.61.41.31.2

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