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Can I get the feed-in tariff for more than one renewable technology

Posted by Cathy Debenham on 7 November 2013 at 11:41 am

Q: I have already have installed a solar PV system for which I get a feed-in tariff payment. If I install a micro CHP (combined heat and power) unit, I can get the feed-in tariff for that too?

A: Yes, you are eligible to apply for the feed-in tariff for as many renewable energy technologies as you install. It is available for wind, micro hydro and anaerobic digestion as well as for solar PV installations. 

Click the link for more information on the feed-in tariff, current rates and how to apply.

The YouGen guide to micro-CHP   The YouGen guide to solar PV

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keith hodge

keith hodgeComment left on: 30 April 2015 at 11:14 am


I have rented my roof space out to a shade greener who have installed a 4kw system to my house. I get free electric and they claim the FIT payments in return.

My question is can I have installed my own 1kw system by an approved installer to my garage roof and claim my own FIT payment as well?



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Cathy Debenham

Cathy DebenhamComment left on: 11 November 2013 at 9:27 am

Hi Tim

No, I don't think you can. There are economies of scale, so if you had one larger one with an appropriately sized inverter, then you should get the same rate of return as you would with a smaller system and a higher FIT rate.

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Tim Weller

Tim WellerComment left on: 8 November 2013 at 8:55 pm

Can I have two 4 kWp systems, set up independently, to maintain the 14.9 p FIT?  One on the east roof and one on the west?  One in my name and one in my wife's name?  Is that allowed under the regulations, please?  Tim Weller

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