Reversal of OPA's Price Reduction: Solar MicroFIT

On the July long weekend, the Liberal government suddenly announced a 27% retroactive reduction in the feed-in-tariff rate for ground mounted solar projects, which left almost 10,000 solar entrepreneurs hanging.

The reaction from the solar industry and individual project owners was unanimous across the province: to demand that the government honour its commitment to existing project applicants and institute more transparency in future rate reviews. These demands were whole-heartedly supported by the GPO in a province wide campaign.

“Today's announcement represents a complete victory for the supporters of community based solar power and the GPO. The Green Party of Ontario is the only political party which has consistently stood up as a champion for community based solar energy projects and entrepreneurs”, says Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario.

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Background: Mike Schreiner Solar MicroFIT Op-Ed