Energy Minister, Greg Barker
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Solar panel market suffered gold rush, says energy minister

21 December 2011 Last updated at 18:47 GMT

Government plans to cut subsidies for solar panels on homes have been ruled legally flawed by the High Court.

The decision was a victory for environmental campaigners Friends of the Earth and two solar companies, Solarcentury and HomeSun, who challenged the proposals and said they were creating "huge economic uncertainty".

The Energy Minister, Greg Barker described the solar panel market as having undergone a gold rush and said the government would appeal the decision.