Feed in Tariffs

Here you will find recent articles on the UK Feed in Tariff scheme. You might also be interested in our Feed in Tariff Guide.

Smart Export Guarantee – What You Need to Know

Find out how the Smart Export Guarantee will work and how much you can get paid when you export energy from your solar panels or other “green electricity” you generate. Continue reading

Solar Panel Feed in Tariff Ending, What Next?

The UK’s Feed in Tariff will close to new entrants from April 1st 2019. So what is next for solar in the UK? In the analysis below, we will take a look at solar panel returns and payback times after … Continue reading

UK Feed in Tariff Rates 2019 – All Technologies

Current, 2019 Feed in Tariff rates for the various technologies under the FIT scheme. UK Feed in Tariff rates for Solar PV, Wind, Hydro, Micro CHP and Anaerobic Digestion. This page will be updated as new rates are announced. Continue reading

How Much Can Your Home Save With Solar Panels in 2016?

Just how much can you save with solar PV for your home? As the cost of the solar panels has fallen, so too has government subsidy, so where do we stand in 2016? Continue reading

Government Cuts Solar PV Tariff to 4.39p/kWh From January 15th

The Government has announced cuts to the Feed in Tariff across all bands from 2016. Domestic installations up to 10kW in capacity will be reduced to 4.39p/kWh. Although this is a significant reduction on the current rate of 12.47p/kWh for … Continue reading

Are the UK Government About to Kill Solar Subsidies?

The short and unfortunate answer is yes, it looks like they are. The Government is proposing to cut the Feed in Tariff from 12.47 p/kWh to 1.63 p/kWh unless you get in before January 1st. Continue reading

Solar Feed in Tariff Changes – October 2015

New solar PV Feed in Tariff rates will come into effect from October 1st 2015. Rates will reduce for the bands up to 50 kW. The higher rate for installations up to 4kW will fall from 12.92p/kWh to 12.47p/kWh. Continue reading

Solar Feed in Tariff Changes – July 2015

New solar PV Feed in Tariff rates will come into effect from July 1st 2015. Rates will reduce for most bands with the higher rate for installations up to 4kW falling from 13.39p/kWh to 12.92p/kWh. Continue reading

Are Solar Panels Still Worth It With FiT at 13.39p?

On the 1st of April, the Feed in Tariff for solar panels went to 13.39 p/kWh and we thought you might be wondering whether solar panels are still worth it at this tariff rate. Continue reading

FIT Installation Update – October to December 2014

The fourth quarter of 2014 was a strong end to a strong year for the UK Feed in Tariff scheme and saw installations reach 560,825 and a total installed capacity of 2,988.46 MW. Continue reading

Solar PV Tariff Rate Changes, January 2015

Ofgem have announced new solar PV Feed in Tariff rates that will take effect from January 1st 2015. The new solar PV tariff rates will apply for the first quarter of 2015 and see rates for all bands under 50kW … Continue reading

Solar PV Feed in Tariff Rates Remain Unchanged From October 2014

Solar Feed in Tariff rates across all bands are to remain unchanged for the 4th quarter of 2014. Under the degression mechanism built into the solar PV Feed in Tariff, rates are lowered each quarter providing that deployment targets have … Continue reading

How do Returns From FIT Compare With Other Household Investment Options?

Just how do you accurately compare the financial returns from solar or other renewable investments with the alternative vehicles you have for investing your money? Earlier this year, energy minister Greg Barker caused a bit of a stir when he … Continue reading

Solar Panel Grants in the UK

We take a look at the main, nationwide schemes that will provide funding for people to buy and install solar panels on their homes. Continue reading

DETINI Propose Massive Cuts in Support for Northern Ireland Solar

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Northern Ireland have released proposed changes to the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) as part of the small scale banding review consultation. The consultation is part of an ongoing process that sees banding … Continue reading

Solar FIT – What do Higher, Middle and Lower Rates Mean?

If you’ve ever come across the solar Feed in Tariff rates table, you’ll have seen several rates depending on the size of the installation and further divided into higher, middle and lower rate tariffs. So, what do ‘higher’, ‘middle’, and ‘lower’ rates mean and when do they apply? Continue reading

Solar Feed in Tariff Changes, July 2014

New solar PV Feed in Tariff rates come into effect from July 1st 2014. Rates remain unchanged for lower capacity installations that apply to the bulk of domestic installs under the Feed in Tariff. ┬áThe lower rate tariff, which applies … Continue reading

Northern Ireland ROCs – Tariff Rates 2014

The NIRO allows businesses and householders to generate their own electricity and receive payments via Renewables Obligation Certificates. Continue reading

New 2014 Feed in Tariff Rates Announced for Non Solar Technologies

January 31st, saw Ofgem publish new 2014 Feed in Tariff rates for non solar PV technologies including wind, hydro, CHP and anaerobic digestion. Continue reading

Solar Feed in Tariff Changes, April 2014

Ofgem has announced changes to the solar pv Feed in Tariff rates for the second quarter of 2014. The new rates will take effect from April 1st 2014 and have been adjusted by the annual RPI rate of 2.7 percent. Continue reading