Feed in Tariffs

How the Feed in Tariff (FiT) works with Solar PV Systems
Small-scale low-carbon electricity technologies eligible for FITs include; Wind, Solar photovoltaics (PV), Hydro and Anaerobic digestion.

The following example shows how Feed in tariffs are applied to Solar PV systems.

There are 3 ways you can save money by installing Solar PV panels:

1. Generation income via the Feed in Tariff (FiT)
The FiT pays you for ALL of the electricity your Solar PV system produces.

2. Energy saving on your electricity bill
You could save up to 50% on your annual electricity bills.

3. Exported electricity (Deemed)
Surplus electricity generated by your system can be sold back to the National Grid.
The export tariff is currently 4.91p/kWh (This deemed 50% of your energy generated)

Act now to get the maximum tariff (
Total installed
capacity (kW)
Generation tariff
with eligibility date
1 July - 1st October 2016
Lower tariff (if EPC requirement
 not met) with eligibility date
1 July - 1st October 2016
 0- 10kW 4.25p /kWh 0.61p / kWh
>10 - 50kW 4.46p /kWh 0.61p / kWh
Standalone 0.61p / kWh 0.61p / kWh
  • Evidence of a property's EPC rating will be required when applying for FiTs. If no evidence showing the EPC has a band D or higher, then the lower rate will apply.
  • The tariff period (lifetime) is now 20 years.
Tariffs will continue to decrease in future, therefore the sooner you invest, the higher the FiT.

For more information visit the Department of Energy and Climate Change website here

Feed in Tariffs can only be claimed if your system has been installed by an MCS accredited installer, Quantum Energy Systems are accredited installers.

For a detailed break-down and example of how the FiT could save you money, go to our Solar PV page.

To discuss any of these incentives in more detail and to find out how you can apply them to your individual requirements please call to arrange a FREE survey or complete the form on the “Request survey” page.