What is the feed in tariff?
The feed in tariff, also known as the Clean Energy Cashback Scheme helps you generate a tax-free income for the next 20 years!
Am I Eligible to claim Feed in Tariff?
Your installation will be eligible for the feed in tariff whereby a premium is paid for every kWh of green electricity generated regardless of whether it is used on site or exported to the grid (for which you would receive an additional payment) for 20 years.
Once you have a Solar PV system installed you are rewarded in 3 ways for the electricity that you produce.
1. The feed in tariff pays you for every unit (kilowatt hour, kWh) of electricity produced. Every 3 months you read a generation meter, then ring your electrical company and they send you a cheque. The great thing is the payment is guaranteed for 20 years, is tax free and will increase with inflation.
2. The electricity you produce is used in the house first which means you will be buying less from your electricity company. With some small changes in your habits the best use of this can be made by using appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers during daylight hours.
3. Any electricity you don't use is exported back to the grid and you are paid for every unit. At present the supply companies assume you will export 50% of what you produce and use the other 50%.
To get a free no obligation desktop survey of your property and see an example of how a system could work for you, please fill in the enquiry form to the left.
Summary of solar PV tariffs
Total installed capacity (kW)
Generation tariff with eligibility date or after 1 July 2013 and before 1 January 2014
Lower tariff (if EPC requirement not met) with eligibility date on or after 1 July 2013 and before 1 January 2014
|<4kW (new build and retrofit)||14.90p/kWh||6.85p/kWh|
For solar PV:
- evidence of property’s EPC rating will be required when applying for FITs. If no evidence showing the EPC has a band D or higher then the lower rate will apply.
- the export tariff for solar PV is currently 4.64p/kWh
- the tariff period (lifetime) is now 20 years
- the tariffs are to be reviewed every three months and will be revised according to deployment rates.