April 2017 Feed-in Tariff announced at 4.14p/kWh

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Ofgem have published this quarters Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rates which came into effect on 1 April and will run until 30 June. The generation tariff now sits at 4.14p/kWh (previously 4.11p/kWh – this figure has risen due to inflation).

The export tariff (which is paid for every kWh you sell to the electricity grid) has also risen due to inflation and now sits at 5.03 p/kWh.


Feed-in Tariff rates from 1 April until 30 June 2017

Capacity FiT Rate (p/kWh)
0-10kW 4.14
10-50kW 4.36
50-250kW 1.99
250kW-1000kW 1.63
>1MW 0.48
Stand alone 0.35

You can find a full list of rates in the official Ofgem Feed-in Tariff (FIT) generation & export payment rate table. You can also learn more in our handy guide to how the FiT works.


Deployment caps in 2017

The deployment caps introduced at the start of 2016 will still apply to applications for the FiT in 2017 and moving forward. These caps were implemented to keep the FiT within budget and mean that once a cap is reached no further installations will be eligible for the generation tariff in that quarter and be put into a queue for the next.

In order to benefit from these current FiT rates, your solar PV system must be installed by an MCS certified installer. Solar Guide only works with MCS certified companies, so fill in our quick online form to receive your free, no obligation solar quote.


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