What exactly is the ‘Feed in Tariff’

In April 2010 the Government launched the Feed in Tariff (FIT) for solar electric (PV). For the domestic market, for the home owner this allows you to use the electricity your solar system produces completely free, therefore you make a direct saving on your electric bill. You will also be paid 43.3 pence per kWh of electricity your solar system produces. You also get paid extra money fo rover production, the scheme is indexed linked and tax free but it must be fitted / installed by a MCS certified company (like ours). In April 2012 the rate for new installations will be lowered so now is a great time to be locked into the 25 year scheme. The average size3 home installing an average size solar system will received about £800 back in money and save about half of its electric bill, every year for 25 years.

Can we have a free solar panel system fitted?

In short no, some companies offer a ‘rent a roof’ scheme. We do not offer this scheme as responsibility of your own roof becomes a huge issue, especially if you intend to move or pass your property on. The system is riddled with legal complications and is only offered so they can receive the lucrative ‘feed in tariff’ for 25 years instead of you. Because of the ownership complications of this scheme the authorities are now looking into this with a view to stopping it.

 

How much does a solar system cost?

We know that the systems sold as ‘one size fits all’ are overpriced and usually under perform. We specialise in a tailored system. The only way we can calculate a cost effective price is to conduct one of our free site surveys. Only then can we give you an accurate cost of your solar panel system and we can give you an idea about the return on your investments for your system.