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Feed-in tariff rates from 1 April announced

Posted by Cathy Debenham on 20 February 2014 at 9:50 am

The new feed-in tariffs from 1 April 2014 are now available. For new applicants after that date the rate will degress (reduce) for the first time since July last year. New installations of 4kW or less will get 14.38p per kWh. Existing recipients of the feed-in tariff will get their annual cost of living increase.

The feed-in tariff rates for existing recipients have been lifted by 2.7% (the current retail price index, RPI). If you installed before 1 August 2012 the export rate will increase to 3.39p per kWh exported; systems installed since that date will rise to 4.77p per kWh.

To find out what rate of generation tariff you will get next year click on the relevant link below, which will take you to a very complicated table. To find what you're looking for you need to know the date your system was installed and what size it is in kW. For solar PV you also need to know whether you receive the higher, middle or lower rate. Most private domestic installations will be on the higher rate. The middle rate is for bulk installations, and anyone couldn't achieve an EPC band D will get the lower rate. Get your magnifying glass out, and good luck finding out your rate! If you're struggling, ask in the comment section below and we'll try and help.

Feed-in tariff rate table for solar PV installations 2014/15

Feed-in tariff rate table for wind, CHP, hydro, anaerobic digestion 2014/15

For rates for installations between now and 31 March 2014 and for the quarter starting 1 April 2014 see the YouGen guide to the feed-in tariff.


If you have a question about anything in the above blog, please ask it in the comments section below.

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cannonballdazeComment left on: 27 June 2014 at 3:17 pm

Export Rates,

Your recent newsletter and the OFGEM;

Tariff table

both state £.0477 for export rates. True ?

Or is it £.0339 for pre-March 2012, non new build.

Cheers - Joe

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3coPeteComment left on: 10 April 2014 at 11:14 am

Thyank you Cathy, that is most helpful

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Cathy Debenham

Cathy DebenhamComment left on: 7 April 2014 at 9:37 am

@3coPete If the house does not come up to band D then the owner gets the stand alone rate which is currently 6.61p.

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3coPeteComment left on: 3 April 2014 at 8:49 pm

Thanks Cathy, another helpful Blog.  Could you answer a question please.  A PV installation is to be positioned on a the roof pumping house for an outdoor swimming pool with its own electricityy supply ( and bill) to run a heat pump that heats the pool.  The house the bill payer lives in has another meter and another bill but this house will not come up to Band D on EPC.  What rate of FiT will the installation receive?

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