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Feed-in tariff rates for solar PV to fall by 3.5% from 1 July 2013

Posted by Cathy Debenham on 9 May 2013 at 12:25 pm

Feed-in tariff rates for all solar PV installations under 50kWp will fall by 3.5% from 1 July, even though the  levels of installation to trigger a fall has not been reached. Under the government's rules the three monthly degression can be skipped for two quarters if uptake is low, after which they automatically degress.

Rates for installations of 50kWp and more will remain the same.

The new rates from 1 July to 30 September 2013 are:

4kW or less: 14.90p per kWh
>4-10kW: 13.50p / kWh
>10-50kW: 12.57p / kWh
>50-100kW: 11.1p / kWh
>100-150kW: 11.1p / kWh
>150-250kW: 10.62p / kWh
>250kW-5MW: 6.85p / kWh
Stand alone: 6.85 / kWh
Tariff paid for 20 years. Export rate: 4.64p

Click here to download the full table of feed-in tariff rates for solar PV from the Ofgem website.

More information on feed-in tariffs from YouGen

Comprehensive guide to feed-in tariffs

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InterestedComment left on: 10 May 2013 at 7:55 am

mmm.  How did this system get adopted ?

If the market is slow and people are not installing above or even at the expected level - the reponse is to cut the FIT which will make it less attractive.  I dont recall that method of stimulating a market being tought at school. 

And coupled to that, with an impending import levy, prices are going up for installations - possibly by quite a lot if the EU gets it's way.  How does that work with a FIT that will not stay still until installs hit target let alone rise with increasing costs.

Perhaps an urgent re think is needed here if we and the Govt are serious about reducing Co2 and dealing with energy supply issues.

Gareth Williams Caplor Energy

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