Subsidies for small scale solar electricity panels on homes are to be cut, the government has announced, although by less than expected.
The payback will be cut by 64%, although this is less than the previous proposal of an 87% slash in payments which would have damaged the industry even more.
The cuts have been softened following a storm of criticism.
The government says large-scale solar farms are cost-competitive, but the sector says it is being forced to stand on its own feet before it is ready.
The industry is still concerned about a new government cap on the volume of solar installations. Check out the latest install costs and payment incentives here