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 January 2018 and before 31 March 2018.

 Scale£ / MWh - lower rate£ / MWh - middle rate£ / MWh - higher rate
Solar PV0 - 10 kW (other than stand-alone*)3.435.439.3
10 - 50 kW (other than stand-alone*)3.437.441.5
50 - 250 kW (other than stand-alone*)3.416.418.2
250 kW - 1 MW (other than stand-alone*)14.814.814.8
>1 MW (other than stand-alone*)3.43.43.4
Stand-alone**1.91.91.9
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 April 2018 and before 30 June 2018.

 Scale£ / MWh - lower rate£ / MWh - middle rate£ / MWh - higher rate
Solar PV0 - 10 kW (other than stand-alone*)3.136.140.1
10 - 50 kW (other than stand-alone*)3.138.342.5
50 - 250 kW (other than stand-alone*)3.116.718.5
250 kW - 1 MW (other than stand-alone*)15.015.015.0
>1 MW (other than stand-alone*)3.13.13.1
Stand-alone**1.51.51.5
Export TariffAll scales
Eligibility date on or after 1 August 2012
52.3652.3652.36
All scales
Eligibility date before 1 August 2012
37.1637.1637.16

** 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 January 2018 - 31 March 2018*
£ / MWh
1 April 2018 - 30 June 2018*
Wind≤ 50 kW81.984.6
50 - 100 kW48.350.1
100 kW - 1.5 MW23.121.5
> 1.5 MW7.16.6
Hydro< 100 kW77.780.7
100 - 2 MW62.464.9
> 2 MW45.447.3
Anaerobic Digestion≤ 250 kW44.546
250 - 500 kW42.243.6
> 500 kW15.716.1
Combined Heat and Power≤ 2 kW139.5145.2
Export TariffAll scales
Eligibility date on or after 1 December 2012
50.3052.36
All scales
Eligibility date before 1 December 2012
35.7037.16

* 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.