Solar installations have halved since the UK government slashed a generous subsidy scheme four months ago. The Department of Energy and Climate Change cut payouts from 43p to 21p per kilowatt hour after a rush of homes and businesses took advantage of the regime. According to the latest figures, installation rates slowed to 12,000 a month — down from 27,000 in the months before the previous system was scrapped. The government has since pushed through further cuts. From Wednesday the subsidy will be 16p.
The Sunday Times, 29 July 2012