Feed-in Tariffs

This is a UK Government scheme which provides you with payments for units of electricity generated from renewable sources (the generation tariff), and additional payments for units of electricity which you don’t use and sell back to your electricity supplier (export tariff).

The following technologies are included:

  • solar photovoltaic (PV) panels
  • wind turbines
  • hydro turbines
  • anaerobic digestion (biogas energy)
  • micro combined heat and power (micro-CHP)

and the payments will be made for twenty years.

There is loads of information out there but the best places to start are:

Energy Saving Trust



Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)