Solar Panels should be ordered now before FiT rate drop in January

Sunpower Solar PV installOfgem has confirmed that the Feed-in Tariff rate for Solar PV installations <50kW will drop on 1st January 2015 by 3.5%.

Solar panel installations on domestic roofs and smaller commercial systems that are commissioned before the end of the year will be locked into today’s higher rate for 20 years, tax-free, so our advice is to order solar panels now to secure the greatest returns. The table below shows the new rates confirmed for solar panels commissioned from 1st January.

Feed-in Tariff rates confirmed for Solar PV installations from 1st January 2015

System SizeFiT rate pence/kWh

The popularity of solar panels in the UK continues to increase as more people switch on to lower electricity bills and tax-free earnings from the government’s Feed-in Tariff incentive. Solar Panels are more affordable and more efficient than ever and the returns from the Feed-in Tariff make solar a very sound investment for almost anyone with a roof. If you are considering solar panels for your home or business, now really is the time to do it and secure yourself the best returns from the Feed-in Tariff.

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James Eades

By: James Eades

Operations Director, James Eades is EnergyMyWay's in-house expert on renewable energy policy, microgeneration technologies and best practice in the renewable energy industry.