Feed in tariff scheme came into effect on 1st April 2010.
(Full info from The Energy Saving Trust here)

The scheme is administered by OFGEM and under this scheme energy suppliers have to make regular payments to householders and communities who generate their own electricity from renewable or low carbon sources such as solar photo voltaics or wind turbines.

Feed-in tariffs are designed so that the average monthly income from your installation will be significantly greater than your monthly loan repayment (with a 25 year loan). The payments go directly to your chosen account.

Frequently asked questions answered not by us but by The Energy Saving Trust.

  • generate an income from the feed in tariff scheme
  • Reduce your electricity bills
  • sell excess electricity back to the grid
  • 5% Vat
    (Private domestic customers)
  • Tax free income
    (Private domestic customers)
  • Increase the value of your property
  • Help protect the environment
  • Quiet operation
  • Reliable system performance with long warranties
  • No planning permission normally required
  • Low maintenance

Contact Us about Solar panels and the feed in scheme.

 

See the explanatory movie about how solar panels work