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.

If your application was received by 14 January, it’ll be considered under the old rules and you’ll get the old tariff rates if you qualify.

The below link will take you to the OfGem website and sets out the payment rates for the Feed-in Tariff scheme for FIT installations of all technologies for the period 01 July- 30 September 2016.

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/feed-tariff-fit-generation-export-payment-rate-table-01-july-30-september-2016

 

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