What is the Feed-in Tariff?The tariffs are payments became payable in April 2010 to anyone who owns a renewable electricity system, for every kilowatt hour they generate. Feed-in tariff payments are paid to households, businesses and, indeed, virtually any property owner.
How much is paid?
Up to 43.3p/kWh, depending on the type, size and installation date of the system used to generate renewable energy. For detailed information, see our tariff levels table
Also, you reduce costs on your electricity bill when you use your own energy.
How long will these payments last?
Tariffs are paid for 20 years, except for solar pv systems which qualify for payments for 25 years. Tariffs are also index-linked to RPI and so will increase each April!
Are the tariffs high enough?
These tariffs should cover the initial capital cost of installation and, according to the Government, earn a return up to 8% p.a. In practice that means you should earn back the capital cost at least two to three times over the duration of the tariffs.
Are there any restrictions?
The tariffs apply to all the technologies shown in sizes up to 5 megawatts (plenty for most consumers and businesses). There are technical and accreditation requirements but our recommended suppliers will cover all this on your behalf.
However the government is now reviewing the scheme, so things may change.
Who can benefit?
Anyone who owns a property can benefit from the Feed-In Tariffs offered.
For further details on the Feed-in Tariff visit the Energy Savings Trust website.
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