The Feed in Tariff

  • 20 Years of payments
  • Government scheme
  • Index linked
  • Export payments
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The Solar Energy Feed in Tariff

Government payments for generating your own electricity

The Feed in Tariff (FIT) scheme is a government programme designed to promote the uptake of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies.

Introduced on 1 April 2010, the scheme requires participating licensed electricity suppliers to make payments on both generation and export from eligible installations.

When your application is successful, you will receive FIT payments for the electricity your installation has generated and exported each time you submit a meter reading to your FIT licensee.

You will then receive FIT payments from your FIT licensee from the eligibility date of your installation. You’ll continue to receive payments for the duration of the eligibility period.

How much money will I receive through FITs?

Three ways to benefit from the Feed in Tariff:

Generation tariff: your energy supplier pays you a set rate for each unit (or kWh) of electricity you generate. The tariff levels are guaranteed for 20 years and are index-linked.

Export tariff: your energy supplier will pay you extra money for each unit you export back to the electricity grid, so you can sell any electricity you generate but you haven't used in your home. Smart meters may be installed in the future to measure what you export, but until then it is estimated as being 50% of your total generation.

Energy bill savings: you will be making savings on your electricity bills because generating electricity to power your appliances means you don’t have to buy as much electricity from your energy supplier. The amount you save will vary depending how much of the electricity you use on site.

See Feed in Tariff rates at Ofgem

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Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

When it comes to Solar PV an Energy Performance Certificate that shows your home has an energy efficiency rating band D or better.

All of our solar installations include an EPC inspection and certificate at no extra cost.

After an inspection, your property will have to have achieved an EPC level of D to be able to apply for the higher level of the Feed in Tariff. This proves that you have already taken the basic steps to make your home more energy efficient. Examples are: Having loft/cavity wall insulation, using energy efficient lighting and having double glazing.

Please note that as of the 10th May 2016 your EPC certificate will have to be produced before the date of installation.

Do you already have an EPC certificate? You can check the EPC register here:

Check your EPC (England,Wales)

Check your EPC (Scotland)

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