The Government has lost its legal bid to cut the Feed in Tariff (FIT) for solar panels.
This was challenged by pressure groups who won a High Court ruling that the cut in subsidies was unlawful.
Energy Minister Chris Huhne had hoped to have this decision overturned today, but has failed, news that will be sure to cheer the solar power industry here in Cornwall.
The court ruling does not mean that tariffs won’t be reduced in the future, of course, with a further review due in March. It does, however, guarantee the 43.3p rate until this date at least.