Clean Energy Cash Back scheme launched
A Government scheme that will pay long-term, guaranteed payments to homes, businesses and communities for generating electricity from small-scale renewable electricity systems launches today.
Tt could make small-scale green electricity technologies an attractive investment for home-owners, housing associations and some businesses, cutting energy bills and creating new jobs in the clean energy sector.
The Clean Energy Cash-back scheme - or feed-in tariff - will pay householders for generating renewable electricity from small-scale green energy systems such as solar panels and micro-wind turbines. The scheme is also open to others including businesses, communities, farmers, schools and hospitals who want to generate green electricity from renewable installations up to 5MW in size (equivalent to two large commercial wind turbines) - although the payments vary by technology and scale of installation.
A YouGov survey published in January, revealed that 71 per cent of homeowners said they would consider installing green energy systems if the feed-in tariff scheme was generous enough.
The scheme will be attractive to many households that want to install solar electricity panels or wind turbines (where it is windy enough).