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ECA suggests engineers on PV courses need government backing

The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) has urged the government to provide more backing to the feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme, which will support engineers on PV courses.

Chief executive of ECA Steve Bratt has responded to the consultation on plans to reduce the FITs to a cap of 5kW, saying a limit of 150kW should be imposed instead.

This would help boost the number of environmentally-friendly projects happening in the UK, which will require the skills of those who have finished PV courses.

Mr Bratt stated that the current programme is "clearly working" and asked the government not to create confusion around such incentives to reduce energy use among households and businesses.

"Any significant re-alignment of the tariff away from small-scale PV technology could fundamentally damage the micro-generation sector," said Mr Bratt.

The government is unlikely to want to create problems for energy goals after EU climate change commissioner Connie Hedegaard said more "ambitious targets" need to be put in place regarding sustainable power.

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