After two days in court the Judge ruled in our favour calling the Government's plans "legally flawed".
These botched and illegal plans have cast a huge shadow over the solar industry, jeopardising thousands of jobs.
We hope this ruling will prevent ministers rushing through damaging changes to clean energy subsidies - giving solar firms a much-needed confidence boost.
Illegal and unfairGovernment proposed cutting the amount of cash-back - known as feed-in tariffs - for solar projects installed after 12 December.
But this date was 11 days before the official consultation on the plans closed.
The Judge agreed with Friends of the Earth that this approach was illegal.
Real-world impactThe Government's proposals have already caused thousands of planned or unfinished solar projects to be shelved.
Government must actFollowing today's ruling the Government must act now to get solar back on track by:
- Providing more money for feed-in tariffs.
- Supporting solar projects in schools and social housing.