All about the feed-in tariffs

Overview

The Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) scheme is a government programme designed to promote the uptake of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies. Feed in Tariff’s (or FIT’s) are payments made to anyone who owns a renewable electricity system, paid for every kilowatt hour generated by the system. 

The FIT scheme is available for anyone who has installed, or is looking to install, one of the following technology types up to a capacity of 5MW, or 2kW for micro-CHP:

  • Solar photovoltaic (PV)
  • Wind
  • Micro combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Hydro
  • Anaerobic digestion (AD)

The old FIT scheme closed on 14 January 2016.

A new scheme opened on 8 February 2016, with different tariff rates and rules - including a limit on the number of installations supported.

However, the Government has confirmend that the Feed in Tariff scheme for small scale renewables projects will be closed by April 2019.

Any projects that are planned for after April 2019 will not be covered due to the department for Business does not plan to replace to the scheme.

 

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