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Feed-in Tariff for Solar PV to be cut to 4.39p/KWh, not 1.63p

Posted by Jason Ramsdale on 17 December 2015 at 3:42 pm

The government has heeded the overwhelming responses against the proposed cuts to the Feed in Tariff (FiT) payments. As of the 8 Feb 2016 domestic solar PV installations up to 10kW in will receive a generation tariff of 4.39 p/kWh. While this is significantly higher than the previously proposed 1.63 p/kWh it is still a 65% cut from the current 12.47 p/kWh.

The new rates are based on a return of 4.8% and as always the new FiT payments will be subject to degressions as shown below:

2016 Prices per p/kWh

Q1 2016

Q2 2016

Q3 2016

Q4 2016

Q1 2017

Q2 2017

Q3 2017

Q4 2017

Q1 2018

Q2 2018

Q3 2018

Q4 2018

Q1 2019

<10 kW

4.39

4.32

4.25

4.18

4.11

4.04

3.97

3.90

3.83

3.76

3.69

3.62

3.55

DECC announced the changes today. The Christmas recess prevents the changes coming into effect until 8 Feb 2016, but to limit a rush to install before the new tariff can commence DECC has elected to place a four-week pause on new FiT installs from 15 Jan until 8 Feb 2015.

So, if you want to lock in new FiT payments at the current rate you’d better hurry up as you only have until 15 Jan! While today's news isn’t as bad as it could have been, it certainly could have been better.

Source: DECC

Image: Superhomes

More information about Feed-in Tariffs on YouGen.

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