Can I take my solar panels with me when I move and still get FITs?
Posted by Cathy Debenham on 23 July 2012 at 9:59 am
Q: What happens if you have PV installed on your house and you move, and take the PV with you and reinstall it on your new house: do you continue to receive your original feed-in tariff rate?
A: I'm afraid not. Worse that that, you don't get any feed-in tariff at all. If you reinstall your solar PV system it will count as second hand and, as such, will not be eligible for the feed-in tariff.
You would be better to impress on potential buyers (and your estate agent) the benefits they gain from the solar installation on your current house, with the aim of recouping your investment. Then use that to install a new system at your new property. If your original installation is much over a year old you will find that a new one costs significantly less.
You can find an installer in your new locality by searching on YouGen.
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