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Are solar panels still worth it?

Shaun Beattie, Director of solar PV specialists Beba Energy shares his thoughts on the factors to consider, if considering an investment in solar PV.

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Are solar panels worth it? That depends…

In order to understand, it’s probably a good idea to give some background and explain why the questions in phrased this way.

The Background

In April 2010 the then Labour government introduced the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme.

The initiative – designed to stimulate investment in clean energy by bridging the gap between the upfront cost and the long-term savings of the technology – was an instant hit. Homeowners and businesses rushed to put panels on their roof/land, and a brand new industry sprung up almost overnight.

The mechanism was

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