Taken from the Good Energy Website
Today the government announced their proposals for the future of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme. As well as outlining plans for a new FIT structure, the announcement covered a number of decisions that have now been made. Here are some of the key points.
From 1st April
to 1st July the feed-in Tariff generation rate will be 21p/kWh for domestic size solar panel installations with an eligibility date on or after 3rd March.
It’s also been confirmed that energy efficiency criteria is going to become a condition for receiving the full FIT rate. From 1st April full solar pv FIT can only be claimed on sites meeting an Energy Performance Certificate level D. Previously, DECC were considering an EPC level C, which would have meant that just 9% of the UK housing would have qualified.
Another decision came on multi-installation rates. Significantly for community and social housing schemes, multi-installation rates will be 80% of actual tariff from 1st April and this rate will apply to those with 25 or more sites. There are still some question marks around what exactly qualifies as ‘community’ scheme; these will hopefully be addressed in the coming consultation.