Solar Feed-in Tariff Explained
The Feed-in Tariff is an incentive from the Government designed to reward homeowners with renewable energy systems, this is done by paying you for the units of energy you generate.
This incentive scheme was created to encourage people to install renewable energy systems, subject the system being eligible, such as a Solar Photovoltaic system and is available to everyone in England, Scotland and Wales.
Your electricity supplier will pay you for the electricity you generate, plus you will receive an additional payment for any of the electricity that you generate but do not use. This surplus electricity is fed back to the National Grid.
The feed-in tariff is guaranteed for 20 years, during which you will be reducing your energy bills and protecting yourself from energy price rises.
Since April 2012, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) put in place a minimum energy efficiency requirement for households looking to install solar panels and claim back the full feed-in tariff. The homeowner will be required to produce an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘D’ or above to be able to claim the full FiT rate. If you do not have a current EPC, we are able to carry this out for you.