Feed-in-tariff

Guaranteed payments for 20 years

The government launched the Feed-in Tariff in 2010 to kick start the renewable energy industry and help achieve the target of generating 15% of the UK electricity demand via renewable energy sources by the year of 2020. The FiT subsidy was introduced to incentivise homeowners and business to invest in the renewable energy technology rewarding them with guaranteed payments for 20 years. By investing into renewables, you will be paid for every unit of energy (kWh) your system generates and exports to the national grid. The FiT is index linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) therefore will climb with inflation.

Time is running out

The feed-in-tariff ends on the 1st April 2019.
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The Generation Tariff

Your electricity provider will pay you the FiT tariff rate for every unit of electricity (kWh) you generate via your Solar PV system regardless of if you self-consume it or not. A generation meter will be installed to measure the amount of electricity your system produces.

The Export Tariff

The Export Tariff for systems commissioned under 30 kWp will be deemed that you export 50% of your overall generation back to the national grid. Consequently, your export payment will be your Export Rate x 50% of your generation. 

For Example; 27,000 kWh’s (Generation)/ 2 = 13,500 (Deemed Export) x 5.03p (Export Rate) = £679.05 (Annual Export Income). 

For systems commissioned over 30 kWp we will need an export meter installed on site to measure the amount of electricity exported. You will then be paid the Export Rate for every unit of electricity exported. It’s more financially efficient to design the system to export as little energy as possible therefore we would design the system to make sure you do not export any more than 15-20% of the overall generation.

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    2018/19
Tariff Description PV Tariff Level* 1 Apr to 30 Jun 2018 1 Jul to 30 Sep 2018 1 Oct to 31 Dec 2018 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2019

Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with total installed capacity of 10 kW or less

Higher

4.01

3.93

3.86

3.79

Middle

3.61

3.54

3.47

3.41

Lower

0.31

0.25

0.20

0.15

Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with total installed capacity greater than 10 kW but not exceeding 50kW

Higher

4.25

4.17

4.11

4.03

Middle

3.83

3.75

3.70

3.63

Lower

0.31

0.25

0.20

0.15

Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with total installed capacity greater than 50 kW but not exceeding 250kW

Higher

1.85

1.79

1.75

1.69

Middle

1.67

1.61

1.58

1.52

Lower

0.31

0.25

0.20

0.15

Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with total installed capacity greater than 250 kW but not exceeding 1 MW

 

1.50

1.43

1.38

1.38

Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with total installed capacity greater than 1 MW

 

0.31

0.25

0.20

0.15

Stand-alone solar photovoltaic

 

0.15

0.13

0.10

0.07