Solar Photovoltaic (PV) generates electricity that can be used in your property or exported to the grid.
Sunlight is turned into electricity by the PV cells and an inverter converts it into AC electricity for your use with any unused excess fed to the grid. For example, in the morning you turn on the washing machine and have a light on in the kitchen, any electricity generated by the panels will directly feed those uses first and any excess will be fed to the grid.
The amount of electricity generated will depend on the light level at the time, the direction of the panels and any shading at particular times of the day.
Survey and Quote
Call us for a quote and the first thing we do is arrange to visit you on site, talk to you about what you need, do a survey and return to the office to put together the proposal we think will suit you. We work with a range of suppliers so will suggest the most appropriate panels and inverters for your job. We will work out how much you are likely to generate over a typical year and give you an estimate of financial return from the Feed-In Tariff.
Funding – Feed in Tariff
Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) set the rates for the Feed in Tariff.
Feed-In Tariff from 8th February – 31 March 2016:
|Total installed capacity (kW)||Generation tariff*|
*tariff assumes you have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) D or above dated on or before the commissioning date
Please note that OFGEM have introduced a cap on applications for the Feed-In Tariff. When you submit your application you will join a queue. You will be eligible for the current tariff if the individual cap has not been reached. If a cap is breached, the specified tariff will no longer be available from the date of the breach. For more on caps visit OFGEM’s Feed-In-Tariff guidance.
You can find a full list of tariffs for solar pv at ofgem.
For a quote that includes potential return from FiT on your property: