North East Based Renewable Energy Specialists
  • FiTs - Feed in tariff

    Feed-In Tariffs were introduced on 1 April 2010 and replaced UK government grants as the main financial incentive to encourage uptake of renewable electricity-generating technologies.

    The Following technologies qualify for the scheme, both domestic and for business:

    • solar electricity (PV) (roof mounted or stand alone)
    • wind turbines (building mounted or free standing)
    • hydroelectricity
    • anaerobic digesters
    • micro combined heat and power (CHP).

    The UK Government's Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) makes the key decisions on FITs in terms of government policy.

    The energy regulator Ofgem administers the scheme.
    Ofgem feed in tariff scheme fact sheet

    Your energy supplier will make the FITs payments to you. The large energy suppliers are required by law to provide them; smaller suppliers are not, but many have opted to offer them anyway.
    Go to the Ofgem website for a list of FITs-licensed suppliers.
    For you to qualify for FITs, the installer and the products you use must both be certified under the
    Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). The tariffs you receive depend on both the eligibility date and, for solar PV, your property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.


    The tariffs you receive fall into two categories:

    You are paid for all the electricity that your system has generated even if you use it in your property. The generation tariff is dependent on the size of the system.

    Further information on current tariff levels please visit
    http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/meeting_energy/renewable_ener/feedin_tariff/fits_review/fits_review.aspx
    Sell surplus electricity back to the grid. If your PV system is producing more electricity than you require, the excess can be exported back onto the National Grid using an export meter.
    Last updated April 2013.
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