Feed-in Tariff

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The UK Government implemented the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) on 1 April 2010. This system encourages the uptake of small-scale low-carbon energy technologies and helps to:

  • Engage communities, businesses and domestic households in the fight against climate change.
  • Reduce reliance on centrally generated electricity.
  • Increase security of supply for the UK.
  • Reduce losses through transmission and distribution networks.

Several changes were announced in the Feed-in Tariff Review, December 2015. The Review and associated consultations can be read in full on the UK Government website.

The Solar PV FiT reflects degression rates and is dependent on installed capacity in the previous quarter.

 

The rates below apply to new sites commissioned on or after 1 April 2017 and before 30 June 2017.

 Scale£ / MWh - lower rate£ / MWh - middle rate£ / MWh - higher rate
Solar PV10 - 50 kW (other than stand-alone*)4.8039.2043.60
50 - 250 kW (other than stand-alone*)4.8017.9019.90
250 kW - 1 MW (other than stand-alone*)16.3016.3016.30
>1 MW (other than stand-alone*)4.804.804.80
Stand-alone**3.503.503.50
Export TariffAll scales
Eligibility date on or after 1 August 2012
50.3050.3050.30
All scales
Eligibility date before 1 August 2012
35.7035.7035.70

The rates below apply to new sites commissioned on or after 1 July 2017 and before 30 September 2017.

 Scale£ / MWh - lower rate£ / MWh - middle rate£ / MWh - higher rate
Solar PV10 - 50 kW (other than stand-alone*)4.3038.6042.90
50 - 250 kW (other than stand-alone*)4.3017.5019.40
250 kW - 1 MW (other than stand-alone*)15.9015.9015.90
>1 MW (other than stand-alone*)4.304.304.30
Stand-alone**2.902.902.90
Export TariffAll scales
Eligibility date on or after 1 August 2012
50.3050.3050.30
All scales
Eligibility date before 1 August 2012
35.7035.7035.70

** Stand-alone is defined as either: 1) a solar PV electricity generating facility that is not wired through a building, or 2) a solar PV electricity generating facility >250kW wired through a building which does not have the ability to use 10% or more of onsite generated electricity

 

The FiT rates for non-PV technologies below reflect current degression rates (dependent on installed capacity) and new proposed generation tariffs as published by DECC in December 2015*.

 New Tariff Bands£ / MWh
1 April 2017 - 30 June 2017*
£ / MWh
1 July 2017 - 30 September 2017*
Wind≤ 50 kW83.9083.30
50 - 100 kW49.5049.20
100 kW - 1.5 MW32.2028.80
> 1.5 MW8.308.10
Hydro< 100 kW78.0078.00
100 - 2 MW62.6062.50
> 2 MW45.4045.40
Anaerobic Digestion≤ 250 kW62.4055.70
250 - 500 kW59.0052.70
> 500 kW22.4019.90
Combined Heat and Power≤ 2 kW139.50139.50
Export TariffAll scales
Eligibility date on or after 1 December 2012
50.3050.30
All scales
Eligibility date before 1 December 2012
35.7035.70

* Please note, degression is dependent on capacity deployed within the previous quarter; rates stated for the upcoming quarter may therefore be subject to adjustment pending Ofgem information published within 5 working dates of the relevant quarter start date.

 

Please note, the FiT scheme is an increasingly complex one. Greenspan endeavour to keep these figures up-to-date and correct. This information is provided on a non-financial-advisory basis and the Ofgem website should always be consulted.