Solar companies seek Judicial Review


A group of solar companies is attempting to get the Government’s review of the Feed in Tariff (FIT) scheme overturned in the High Court.

A claim has been filed for a Judicial Review against the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, over the review of the FIT scheme, including the fast track review of the feed in tariff for larger scale solar developments.

The organisations and individuals behind the legal challenge are Alectron Investments Ltd, Element Power Ltd, Juwi Renewable Energies Ltd, Lark Energy Limited, Low Carbon Solar UK Ltd, MO3 Power Ltd, Donald Anderson, Guy Anderson, Kate Kenyon and The Green Company (Europe) Ltd.

Mark Shorrock, CEO of Low Carbon Solar UK, said: “Further to communicating our concerns through various meetings and letters we now feel that the only course of action left to us as a group is to seek a Judicial Review.

“We hope the Secretary of State of Energy and Climate Change will abandon this fast track review and work with us to find a more appropriate solution for the future of the Feed in Tariff.

“In pulling back on a commitment to support solar energy, the Government will cause the abandonment of hundreds of community scale schemes. The cost of not getting this right now, aside from the Government meeting its climate change targets, include the creation of new jobs, a diversified income for farmers and landowners, reduced energy costs for businesses and the provision of more secure and reliable energy for the UK.”