Generate your own energy and get paid for it
The Feed-in Tariff is a Government initiative that encourages and rewards people for generating their own low carbon energy through a renewable source. The Feed-in Tariff pays you for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity you produce - on top of the savings you’ll make by not having to buy all of your energy from a supplier.
The Feed-in Tariff you receive will be based on the date of registration and the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating your home achieves after you install solar PV. In order to benefit from the higher rate FiT you will need to provide an EPC rating of band D or above.
For more information on the rate your solar installation qualifies for and for expected future rates please see the Energy Savings Trust factsheet.
See how much you could earn with solar PV
Current Government Feed-in Tariff rates pay 15.44p for every kWh you generate and use through solar PV panels, assuming your home has an Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) rating of band D or above.
You could therefore earn £456.00 (2,575 kWh x 15.44p) a year.
You could be paid for the next 20 years when you generate your own electricity through
You could therefore earn as much as £9,120 over 20 years.
By generating your own electricity through solar PV panels you could also save as you will not need to buy all your electricity from your supplier.
Ecogen - Generate electricity with your boiler
An Ecogen Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system replaces your boiler, burning gas
to create heat and hot water, and on average it generates about 30% of the electricity a
You can also earn money from the Feed-in Tariff for every kWh of electricity you generate from your Ecogen boiler. When combining your annual FIT payments with your electricity savings you could save £245 a year.
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 Calculated at 2,575 kWh x 15.44p – the average amount of energy generated plus 1184.5 kWh x 4.5p – the amount of electricity fed into the grid. Payments for Solar PV panels for the electricity you generate and use began in April 2010 as part of the Government's Feed-in Tariffs. Rate from 1st November 2012 15.44p/kWh used onsite and an additional 4.5p/kWh used for export. Rate applies only to installations fitted to or wired to a dwelling with an energy efficiency rating within rating bands A to D. Assumes our 3 kWp British Gas PV System. 50/50% split between electricity used onsite and excess exported back to the grid on a typical export tariff. Unit price used in calculation representative of the average p/kWh charge, as derived from the annual bills at industry average consumption of 16,500 kWh for gas and 3,300 kWh for single rate electricity, paying by Monthly Direct Debit on our Standard Tariff prices as at 11th January 2012, averaged across all regions and including VAT. 50% onsite consumption number sourced from the Feed-in Tariffs (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) Order 2010. The figures do not take into account any maintenance, repair or other costs required during the 20 year period. Correct as at 1st November 2012.
 Assumes industry average standard gas consumption of 16500 kWh with a heat output of 14837 kWh and an industry average standard electricity consumption of 3300 kWh with 60/40% split between electricity used on-site/exported on a typical export tariff. Actual generation depends on individual usage/circumstances.
 £245 saving based on combined savings for electricity and Feed-in Tariff (FIT) compared to a standard, A-rated, condensing boiler. Assumes industry average standard gas consumption of 16500 kWh with a heat output of 14837 kWh and an industry average standard electricity consumption of 3300 kWh with 60/40% split between electricity used on-site/exported on a typical export tariff. Actual energy savings depend on individual usage/circumstances. Feed-in Tariff only available for first 30,000 micro-CHP installations.
 Savings figure source www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Energy-saving-assumptions, Mar 2013. Actual savings depend on individual circumstances.
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