Update: New UK Feed-in Tariffs from 1 April 2012

DECC is introducing a range of changes to the FITs scheme to come into effect on 1 April 2012 following a consultation at the end of last year. The changes are supposed to ensure that current tariff levels for solar PV are more closely matched to installation costs, and that solar PV is considered as part of a whole-house approach to saving energy and carbon. NEW TARIFFS FOR SOLAR INSTALLATIONS UP TO 250KW A new tariff rate of 21p/kWh will take effect for domestic size solar panels with an eligibility date on or after 3 March this year. Other tariff reductions also apply for larger installations. Band (kW) Generation tariff until 31 March 2012 (p/kWh) New generation tariff from 1 April 2012 (p/kWh) Multi-installation tariff from 1 April 2012 (p/kWh) ≤4kW(new build) 37.8 21.0 16.8 ≤4kW (retrofit) 43.3 21.0 16.8 >4-10kW 37.8 37.8 16.8 13.4 >10-50kW 32.9 15.2 12.2 >50-100kW 19 12.9 10.3 >100-150kW 19 12.9 10.3 >150-250kW 15 12.9 10.3 >250kW-5MW 8.5 8.9 8.9 Stand alone 8.5 8.9 8.9 MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENT FOR PROPERTIES CLAIMING FITS FOR SOLAR PV DECC has also put in place a minimum energy efficiency requirement for anyone wanting to install solar panels on their building and claim the full FIT rate. From 1 April properties will be required to produce an Energy Performance Certificate rating of ‘D’ or above to qualify for the full FIT rates ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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