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The Feed-in-Tariff continues to dominate the news as various legal challenges make their way through the courts. Understandably, this can lead to confusion for consumers who are considering solar photovoltaic (solar PV) systems for their homes. 

To help understand what the current situation is regarding payments made via the Feed-in-Tariff, we have collated the information below in the form of a Feed-in-Tariff update. We will be keeping a close eye on the situation and will therefore maintain this information on a regular basis so be sure to revisit this page to stay abreast of events.

Feed-in-Tariff Update - Eligibility dates

Solar photovoltaic (solar PV) systems under 4kW with an Eligibility Date (the date on which it is registered for the Feed-in-Tariff) on or after 15th January 2016 and before 1st April 2016 will be subject to a tariff level of 4.39p/kWh with an EPC band D or higher (if band E or less the lower tariff rate is 0.87p/kWh).

  • The Feed-in-Tariff export rate is 4.85p/kWh for all new Solar PV installations.
  • The tariff period (lifetime) is 20 years for all new installations.
  • The tariffs are to be reviewed every three months and will be revised according to deployment rates

Feed-in-Tariff Update - Energy performance certificates

Solar photovoltaic (solar PV) systems with an eligibility date of 1st April 2012 onwards also need to satisfy additional energy criteria. Properties will need to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Level D of energy efficiency and must produce a valid certificate evidencing this. Around 50% of houses in the UK are EPC Level D or above.

The installation of the solar photovoltaic (solar PV) system can contribute towards the EPC level, however you should note that if the installation of the system does not enable your property to achieve EPC Level D then you will need to carry out further measures in order to qualify for and receive the Feed-in-Tariff payments.

The EPC assessment must be conducted by a registered EPC provider.

Feed-in-Tariff Update - Future payment levels

As mentioned above, the level of payments will be reviewed every three months. Below is a summary of the solar PV tariffs for systems as provided by the Energy Saving Trust.

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As you can see, these new Tariffs are to come into action from the 15th January, so any order placed and fitted after that date will benefit from the above. To find out how much you could benefit from Solar PV, call us now on 0808 145 2340 or use the button below to request an estimate.