Solar PV makes financial and environmental sense
The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) will pay a premium for energy generated by renewable energy systems like solar panels. It is designed to get more of us using renewable energy and encourage low-carbon living.
To register on the FIT scheme your installation must be registered by your installer on the MCS database. You can then apply to your energy supplier (e.g. Good Energy who are known to be particularly helpful with this) and they will add you to the central FITs and agree to make payments to you. We will do all the relevant paperwork and applications for you to ensure a smooth and stress free installation.
As a result, many people now treat solar PV as an investment as well as a carbon saving alternative to fossil fuels.
The rate of premium you are paid depends on the size of your installation, this has been divided into brackets as per the table below. To qualify for the full tariff rate, buildings must attain an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or above. This is a measure brought in by the government to try and promote energy efficiency as the first step in greening our housing stock.
We will be able to give you a good idea of your likely rating over the phone and will even arrange for an energy assessor to visit as part of our service.
FIT RATES FOR SOLAR PV FROM 8th FEB 2016 TO 31st MARCH 2016