If you install an electricity-generating technology from a renewable or low-carbon source such as solar PV or a small wind turbine, the UK Government’s Feed-in Tariffs scheme (FITs) could mean that you get money from your energy supplier. You can be paid for the electricity you generate, even if you use it yourself, and for any surplus electricity you export to the grid. And of course you’ll also save money on your electricity bill, because you’ll be using your own electricity generated on site.
About Feed-in Tariffs
Feed-in Tariffs were introduced on 1 April 2010 and replaced UK government grants as the main financial incentive to encourage uptake of renewable electricity-generating technologies. Most domestic technologies qualify for the scheme, including:
The UK Government’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) makes the key decisions on FITs in terms of government policy. The energy regulator Ofgem administers the scheme. Your energy supplier will make the FITs payments to you. The large energy suppliers are required by law to provide them; smaller suppliers are not, but many have opted to offer them anyway. Visit Ofgem for a list of FITs-licensed suppliers. For you to qualify for FITs, the installer and the products you use must both be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). This information was all provided by the Energy Saving Trust, please visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk to find out more. What does this all mean for you as the customer? Well Nordri would be the installer, and as a company we are fully certified with the MCS. The same is true of the Kingspan KW6 and KW15 wind turbines which we supply. Therefore we can provide customers in Shetland with small wind turbine installations which are eligible for FIT payments.
Here are some other links the Ofgem website that you might find helpful