How has the project been affected by changes to renewable subsidies?

  • The main impact is that we have not been able to install on as many properties as we had planned.
  • All 321 homes were installed before the changes to the feed in tariff were brought into force.
  • Last year Energise Barnsley ‘locked into’ a community tariff for the commercial buildings, which is valid until September 2016. This means that installations taking place now will still benefit from the higher rate of subsidy. We expect all installations to be completed by September.
  • In the future we plan to work with other technologies and project structures to meet the changing levels of subsidies available. This fundamentally should not stop the growth of Energise Barnsley as technologies develop and costs continue to decrease.