New feed-in tariffs from 1 July 2015
Posted by Gabby Mallett on 24 June 2015 at 10:10 am
If you aren’t already in the process of getting you Feed-in tariffs (FiTs) application in then you will probably end up with the new tariffs from 1 July. It’s all based on when your system is commissioned, so you don’t have much time.
When the scheme was first introduced back in 2010 the FiTs level for solar PV was up at 41.5p/kWh. Now it is just 13.39p for a 4 kilowatts peak (kWp) system (or smaller), but from 1 July it will drop further to just 12.92p/kWh. Remember this is the highest rate you can get and is based on having an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) which is banded D or better.
If you can’t qualify for the higher rate then 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 kWp. 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.
If you can’t get in with the old rate in time, don’t panic. Whilst some of the previous adjustments to the tariffs have made a big difference to the amount of money you will get paid in feed-in tariffs, this one won’t make that much difference. For a 4kWp system, with an output of around 3,500 kWh/year it is only a difference of about £16.
None of the other feed-in tariffs are changing this time around, it’s just solar PV, so with Wind, Hydro, Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and micro-CHP all stay the same. You can check your tariff on the links below:
- Feed-in tariff rate table for solar PV installations 1 July 2015
- Feed-in tariff rate table for wind, CHP, hydro, anaerobic digestion 1 April 2015
More information about Feed-in Tariffs on YouGen
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