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New 16p Feed-in Tariffs – Solar PV in the UK

The UK Government has introduced today the New Feed-in Tariffs scheme. From 1st of August on, residential tariffs for homes which have a Level D Energy Performance Certificate or above, will drop down from 21p per kWh to 16p, and the payment time will decrease 5 years, standing at 20 instead of 25. On the flip side, the Export Tariff will increase to 4.5p/kWh. The total benefit estimated now for a homeowner installing solar panels on or after 1st August is £866 in Year 1.  (more…)

Is my home suitable for solar panels

Many houses in the UK are suitable for Solar Panels and can in some way shape or form benefit from solar panels and solar energy. Most installers will however be looking for certain key factors which really determine and make up the potential for your house to make the most of solar energy. These factors are extremely important in determining the monetary gains and the practicality / feasibility of installing solar panels onto your roof.


Choosing the right Solar Panel Installer

A Solar Panel system is undoubtedly a big investment for any homeowner! The Feed-in tariff will provide tariff incentives to UK residents for 25 years and thus its hugely important to the profitability of a solar panel installation that everything is installed properly and good quality panels are being used. Components will vary quite a bit from installer to installer, in terms of, electrical output, form factor, and weight. Most solar panels will come with a 20-25 year warranty, making solar a long term investment hugely dependant on the quality of the initial investment.