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Dec 15, 2011

Feed-in-Tariff review


A reduced rate of 21p per unit (kWh) for solar PV installations 4kw and under will be introduced from 1 April 2011 and will affect all installations with an eligibility date on or after 12 December 2011.

If your solar panels are being installed before 12 December 2011, the Feed-in Tariff will not change. You will receive 43.3p per unit (kWh) for the next 25 years. Systems installed between 12 December 2011 and 31 March 2012 will receive the Feed-in-Tariff at 43.3p per unit (kWh) until 31 March. From 1 April this will reduce to 21p per unit (kWh) for the remainder of the 25-year term. For installations after 1 April 2012, the property must meet a minimum standard of Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) band C to receive the Feed-in-Tariff, which will be paid at 21p per kWh for the entire 25-year term.

What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC.

EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions would be if energy saving measures were put in place.

The rating measures the energy and carbon emission efficiency of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least efficient.