What is the feed-in tariff?

Feed-in tariffs are payments made to homeowners and businesses for the renewable electricity they generate.

The Tariffs give three financial benefits:

  • A payment for all the electricity you produce, even if you use it yourself
  • Additional bonus payments for electricity you export into the grid
  • A reduction on your standard electricity bill, from using energy you produce yourself

Commercial Solar SouthamptonThese Tariffs were introduced to enable the everyday person the chance to have Solar PV panels installed and get rewarded for there efforts.The feed-in tariff is arranged in sections to fairly distribute the income for example the maximum a house should have fitted is about 3.68KW, which in physical terms is around 16 PV Panels. The Tariff drops down a pay scale after 4KW, below this band you would receive 14.38p for every KWh of energy generated for the next 20 years. In money terms you would roughly get a cheque for around £500 a year and a huge saving on your electricity bill.

If you would like an idea of the potential generation and savings/earnings you could have contact us and we can provide you with a free quote and estimation of figures.

Energy Source Scale Type / Rate Tariff (p/kWh)
Solar PV ≤4 kW Higher rate 14.90 14.38
Solar PV ≤4 kW Medium rate 13.41 12.94
Solar PV >4 – 10kW Higher rate 13.50 13.03
Solar PV >4 – 10kW Medium rate 12.15 11.73
Solar PV >10 – 50kW Higher rate 12.57 12.13
Solar PV >10 – 50kW Medium rate 11.31 10.92
Solar PV >50 – 150kW Higher rate 10.71 10.71
Solar PV >50 – 150kW Medium rate 9.64 9.64
Solar PV >150 – 250kW Higher rate 10.25 10.25
Solar PV >150 – 250kW Medium rate 9.22 9.22
Solar PV ≤250kW Lower rate 6.61 6.61
Solar PV >250kW – 5MW 6.61 6.61
Solar PV ≤5MW Standalone 6.61 6.61

For current rates view this Link

In order for your system to qualify for the feed in tariff, it must be installed by an MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) accredited installer.

PV Plus Ltd is an MCS accredited installer. We will provide you with a certificate after the installation. You need this in order to sign up and start earning money. 

What is the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)?

The MCS is a scheme which provides accreditation for installers and certification of products. It also helps to provide assurance for customers. More information can be found at www.microgenerationcertification.org

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