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London (November 02, 2011) – MAP Quality Control voices concern for the UK Government’s proposed drop in Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) for solar photovoltaics (PV).

Having reviewed the Government’s consultation paper on the FIT (Phase 1 – Tariffs for Solar PV), MAP Quality Control (MAP QC) warns that although it understands that the tariff needs to be reduced to ensure that the Government’s budget remains sustainable, it feels the proposed drop from 43.3p to 21p per watt for a domestic installation is too extreme. The impact that MAP QC envisages is that after 12 December 2011, when the current generation tariffs end in their existing setup, the market will become price-sensitive.

“We are really concerned that the proposed drop in Feed-in-Tariffs are drastic and will affect the quality of the PV panels as the cost of manufacturing becomes the main focus. Ultimately it will be the consumer that will be affected by this as some of the solar PV modules will be...

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