The STA strongly believes that the level of community benefit contribution set by the Good Practice Principles will delay subsidy-free large-scale solar in the UK.
The STA sees the next set of building standards as a critical driver for achieving effective and necessary improvements in domestic and non-domestic properties.
Please see below for our consultation response to the review of energy standards in scottish building regulations.
The progress to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan demonstrates the clear commitment made by the Government. However, there remain significant further reforms required.
This briefing explains the barriers to market solutions for small-scale installations and explains in simple terms an alternative solution which is now needed urgently.
We see it as important that export HHS is included within the remit of the market-wide HHS reforms being proposed. Both the benefits of doing so as well as the negatives of it not being included would significantly impact the industry.
We agree with many elements of the assessment as set out by Baringa Partners LLP (2018) of the case for change to network access and forward-looking charging arrangements. Nonetheless, certain proposed reforms carry a variety of concerns.
Although we support this proposal in principle, we do not view it as necessary at this time. We are concerned that the proposed criteria for the derogation may be inadequately defined, and may not reflect the current realities on the ground for our industry.
This submission repeats much of our 2017 submission given no progress has been made to remove barriers to solar power, most of which fall under the Treasury’s remit.
We strongly disagree with and are concerned about the extent to which the proposal to end the export tariff in addition to the feed-in-tariff is already destabilising the solar industry.