In autumn 2018, ministers announced plans to stop paying people with solar panels for the energy they produce. Instead it would go for free to corporate energy companies.

That isn’t just unfair. It’s quite literally daylight robbery. We mustered solar supporters to stop it.

 

The campaign

Ministers decided if you installed solar after March 2019, you will no longer get the ‘export tariff’ which pays you for the surplus power you export to the grid for use by others.

7000 solar fans wrote to our MPs demanding a fair price for solar. Thousands more signed our petition to the minister. 50 of us headed to parliament on a cold December morning to form Westminster’s first pop up solar farm.

The government responded - a little half heartedly - with a new idea for energy companies to guarantee a price for solar, but set no minimum price. We continued fighting to ensure a truly fair price for solar.


18,000

solar fans stood up for solar

 

17

profile raising press shout outs

22

MPs came to our events to show their support for solar