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.
For more information: http://newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2010/13/c2560.html
Background: Mike Schreiner Solar MicroFIT Op-Ed http://gpo.ca/node/2660