Renewable energy - Feed in tariff

Almost half the UK's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions come from the energy used to heat, light and run buildings. Government policy across the domestic and commercial sectors now exist to reduce long term energy and carbon impact of our buildings on the environment.

The UK has committed to sourcing 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. To achieve this, rapid growth is needed amongst the supply, manufacture and installation of renewable technologies. Below is information on the technologies and the funding/grants available that will help you on your way to installing renewables in your home!

 

Feed in Tariff

On the 1st April 2010 the Government introduced the Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) to reward homeowners, businesses, landlords and the community for installing small scale (under 50kw) low carbon electricity generation. The aims of the FiT was to:

  • Encourage people to switch to renewable technologies
  • Reduce the carbon footprint

The scheme will pay for every unit of electricity generated with MCS (microgeneration certification scheme) approved renewable technologies, whether it is used at home or exported back to the grid. The scheme is guaranteed for 25yrs resulting in short payback periods. Once the capital costs of the system is paid for, everything generated from that point on is a tax free income.

 

Act Quickly

Systems registered with the scheme before March 3 2012 will receive a greater payback per kw produced as it thought the Government will reduce the current 43p/kw to 21p/kw.

 

 


Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019

Almost half the UK's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions come from the energy used to heat, light and run buildings. Government policy across the domestic and commercial sectors now exist to reduce long term energy and carbon impact of our buildings on the environment.

The UK has committed to sourcing 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. To achieve this, rapid growth is needed amongst the supply, manufacture and installation of renewable technologies. Below is information on the technologies and the funding/grants available that will help you on your way to installing renewables in your home!

 

Feed in Tariff

On the 1st April 2010 the Government introduced the Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) to reward homeowners, businesses, landlords and the community for installing small scale (under 50kw) low carbon electricity generation. The aims of the FiT was to:

  • Encourage people to switch to renewable technologies
  • Reduce the carbon footprint

The scheme will pay for every unit of electricity generated with MCS (microgeneration certification scheme) approved renewable technologies, whether it is used at home or exported back to the grid. The scheme is guaranteed for 25yrs resulting in short payback periods. Once the capital costs of the system is paid for, everything generated from that point on is a tax free income.

 

Act Quickly

Systems registered with the scheme before March 3 2012 will receive a greater payback per kw produced as it thought the Government will reduce the current 43p/kw to 21p/kw.


Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019