• UK Solar Feed in Tariff Rate Changes July 2013

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    Solar Feed in Tariff rates are to change from July 1st 2013. The new solar Feed in Tariff rates were announced on the 30th April but will take effect from July 1st and run until the 30th of September 2013. Rates for larger scale installations (over 50 kW) remain unchanged having reduced in the last round.  FIT rates for solar installations under 50 kW will see reductions of around 3.5%. The export tariff remains unchanged at 4.64 p/kWh.

    UPDATE: Ofgem has announced Solar PV Feed in Tariff rates for both Q1 and Q2 of 2014. Follow the link for 2014 Solar PV Feed in Tariff Changes.

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    Type of Solar Installation Installations with an eligibility date on or after 1st May 2013 and before 1st July 2013.
    (p/kWh)
    Installations with an eligibility date on or After 1st July 2013 and before 1st October 2013.
    Also, installations with an eligibility date on or After 1st October 2013 and before 1st January 2014.

    (p/kWh)
    Solar photovoltaic with Total Installed Capacity of 4kW or less, where attached to or wired to provide electricity to a new building before first occupation Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    15.44
    13.90
    7.10
    Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    14.90
    13.41
    6.85
    Solar photovoltaic with Total Installed Capacity of 4kW or less, where attached to or wired to provide electricity to a building which is already occupied Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    15.44
    13.90
    7.10
    Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    14.90
    13.41
    6.85
    Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with Total Installed Capacity greater than 4kW but not exceeding 10kW Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    13.99
    12.59
    7.10
    Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    13.50
    12.15
    6.85
    Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with Total Installed Capacity greater than 10kW but not exceeding 50kW Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    13.03
    11.73
    7.10
    Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    12.57
    11.31
    6.85
    Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with Total Installed Capacity greater than 50kW but not exceeding 100kW Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    11.10
    9.99
    6.85
    Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    11.10
    9.99
    6.85
    Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with Total Installed Capacity greater than 100kW but not exceeding 150kW Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    11.10
    9.99
    6.85
    Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    11.10
    9.99
    6.85
    Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with Total Installed Capacity greater than 150kW but not exceeding 250kW Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    10.62
    9.55
    6.85
    Higher rate
    Middle rate
    Lower rate
    10.62
    9.55
    6.85
    Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with Total Installed Capacity greater than 250kW 6.85 6.85
    Stand-alone (autonomous) solar photovoltaic (not attached to a building and not wired to provide electricity to an occupied building) 6.85 6.85
    EXPORT TARIFF 4.64 4.64

    This rate change has been brought forward one month in order to adjust the quarters on which the rates and degression work. The change is also controversial since solar PV has failed to hit the capacity triggers once again but automatic degression kicks in as this would be the 3rd quarter without change. Importantly, these smaller scale projects represent the bulk of installations under the Feed in Tariff scheme.

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