What is the Feed-in-Tariff?
The feed-in-tariff was introduced in April 2010 and subsidises the return on investing in a solar power system UK wide. The government guarantee you will earn a fixed income for each kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy generated. This income is guaranteed for 20 years, is tax free and will increase inline with inflation.
What are the returns of a feed-in-tariff?
- Earn 6.75p for EVERY kilowatt hour produced for the next 20 years.
- Sell the energy you don’t use back to the grid.
- Use the energy you generate – reducing your electricity bills.
A typical feed-in-tariff example
An average 5kWp well sited solar panel installation will produce approximately 4900 kWh each year.
The income you can expect to earn per year from your domestic solar panels comes from the three sources;
- Feed-in-Tariff makes 4900kWh @ 4.32p = £210
- 50% of the electricity you produce is exported @ 4.85p = £120
- 50% of the electricity used @ 15p saves you = £365
Total Savings and Earnings = £695
We would charge you approximately £5,000 to install your 5kW solar pv system and therefore you would expect you to break-even in 7 years with the remaining 13 years of income being all profit.