On this page you'll find the most recent tariff tables for the Feed-In tariff scheme. Feed-in-Tariff rates vary with the amount of electricity that the system will be able to produce and the type of technology generating the electricity.
There is some confusion currently about the tariffs partly due to the recent <strong>Solar PV Feed-in-Tariff Changes</strong>. As a result, we have created some tables to help you to understand the Feed-in-Tariff for each eligible technology.
Solar PV Feed-in-Tariff Table:
This table shows the current rates published by Ofgem for solar PV installations registered between now and the 1st January 2014, when the rate will next be reviewed:
The export tariff has been raised from 3.1p/kWh to the current rate of 4.64p/kWh.
The tariff is available to a period of 20 years from registration of the system and is linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI).
Feed-in-Tariff Rates for Non Solar PV Technologies:
This table lists the current tariff rates for the other technologies that are eligible for the Feed-in-Tariff. The tariff band is based on the generating capacity of the installation.
The Generation Tariff rate shown is only applicable to the first 30,000 micro-CHP installations carried out in the UK, so you will need to act fairly fast to ensure that you can take advantage of this tariff. Export rates for all non-solar PV technologies were set at 4.64p/kWh from the 1st December 2012. There are no plans to introduce tariff bands dependent on your EPC rating for any of the non-solar PV technologies.
- What happens to the Feed-In Tariff payments if I move home?
- Ownership of the technology is linked to the site and, therefore, in the case where building or home ownership changes, the ownership of the technology would also transfer to the new owner and so would the Feed-In Tariff payments. .
- I rent my property. If my landlord installs an electricity generating technology, who would receive the Feed-in-Tariff?
- It will be up to landlords and tenants of the property to come to an arrangement about the receipt of payments and on-site electricity use benefits.
- My system is not connected to the electricity grid - can I still claim the Feed-in Tariff?
- Yes, you will be eligible to receive a generation tariff at the tariff rate that is applicable for the type and capacity of the generating technology.
- Why are they called 'Feed-In' Tariffs?
- This sort of tariff was first introduced in Germany in the 1990s and it applied only to power which was 'fed in' to the electricity grid, hence the name. The tariffs in the UK apply to all the electricity the system produces, whether it is used on site or fed back in to the grid, so the name is actually a misnomer (they are really 'production tariffs').
- I have already installed a system; will I still be able to receive FITs?
- Feed-in tariffs are open to all renewable generators <5MWe. Different tariff rates apply depending on type of technology and whether the system has already been registered for government support:
- Systems installed between 15th July 2009 and 01st April 2010 will be eligible to receive FITs. All customers installing during this period must be registered under Renewable Obligation. As a registered generator customers will be able to receive Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROC) payments for any electricity generated during his period. Come 1st April 2010 customers registered during the interim period will be automatically transferred over to the feed-in tariff and the FIT applied for generation from this point forward. Please note that customers registered for ROCs during the interim period will receive a 6 month reduction in the lifetime support of the FITs.
- Systems installed after April 2010 Customer's installations will be registered by an accredited body in order to qualify for feed-in tariffs. Customers must then approach their supplier to begin receiving FIT payments as per the table above.
- Systems installed before 15th July 2009 Systems installed and registered for ROCs before 15th July 2009 (date of consultation launch) will still be able to receive FITs however they will receive a lower FIT rate at 9p/kWh, regardless of technology.
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