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Tariffs are Index linked

Government review on feed in tariffs

What are Fits

What are the FITs?

The tariffs are payments to anyone who owns a renewable electricity system, for every kilowatt hour they generate. They are applicable to households, businesses and, indeed, virtually any property owner.

How much is paid?

Up to 21.p/kWhr, depending on the type and size of the system used to generate renewable energy. For detailed information, see our tariff levels table.

Plus an additional 3p/kWh when you export any surplus back to the grid.

Also, you reduce costs on your electricity bill when you use your own energy.

For how long?

Tariffs are paid for 25 years but from August the 1st any new installs will only be paid a fit tariff for 20years.

Is that enough?

These tariffs should cover the initial capital cost of installation and, according to the Government, earn a return up to 8% p.a. In practice that means you should earn back the capital cost at least two to three times over the duration of the tariffs.

When do they start?

Tariffs became payable in April 2010. All qualifying systems installed now are eligible.

Any restrictions?

The tariffs apply to all the technologies shown in sizes up to 5 megawatts (plenty for most consumers and businesses). There are technical and accreditation requirements but our recommended suppliers will cover all this on your behalf.

However the government is now reviewing the scheme, so things may change.

How can I benefit?

Anyone who owns a property can benefit from the Feed-In Tariffs offered.