By Vikas Kashyap – Secure Meters Group

In April 2010, the UK government started the FITS scheme to promote renewable micro-generation across the country. The tariff proposed made renewable energy very attractive to the home owner and to investors.

The scheme has been quite a success especially for photo -voltaic (Solar PV) and wind energy installations. In fact by December 2011, 1 GW of installed capacity had been achieved by the solar PV sector itself.

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