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November 2012 Feed-in Tariff rates revealed

Friday 24th August 2012

DECC have announced from 1st November 2012, the Generation Tariff rate for systems under 4kWp will be reduced by 3.5% to 15.44p per kWh.

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Solar PV Feed-in Tariff cuts delayed until 1st August 2012

Thursday 24th May 2012

Greg Barker, The Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, has today confirmed that Solar PV Feed-in Tariff (FIT) cuts, initially scheduled for 1st July 2012, have been delayed until 1st August 2012.

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Minimum EPC rating now required for Home Solar Panels

1 April 2012

As of today, homeowners wishing to install Solar Panels must ensure that their property has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least

YouGen’s ten-point Solar checklist

9 March 2012

YouGen, the independent renewable energy website, has drawn up a helpful consumer checklist for UK homeowners considering investing in renewable energy, including Home Solar Panels.

The checklist has been presented as part of YouGen’s campaign to crack down on dishonest Solar Panel Installers, who are looking to take advantage of potential customer uncertainty over the Feed-in Tariff.
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Energy Performance Criteria

10 February 2012

On Thursday 9th February 2012, the Government announced plans to change the Solar PV Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and installation criteria. A notable change, effective from 1st April 2012, is that homeowners considering Home Solar Panels must ensure that their property meets an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least

REAL Email To Installers

1 February 2012

Following widespread uncertainty, the Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) has acted to provide clarity over the Solar PV Feed-in Tariff (FIT) in an email to their members.

In the email, REAL – who act as a governing body for Solar installers – establish that the FIT rate is at least 21p for Solar Panels up to 4kWp completed and registered before April 2012.

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Solar Feed-in Tariff Rate Confirmation

25 January 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have lost their appeal over

Get Solar Panels and beat unpredictable energy price rises

19 January 2012

On Tuesday, Scottish Power became the last of the

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Insulate to meet new Energy Efficiency requirements for Home Solar Panels

20th December 2011

On 31st October, the Government launched a consultation to reduce the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) rate for Home Solar Panels and to implement minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings for Solar Panel installations.

The new FIT rate pays 21p for each unit of electricity, or kWh, generated for Home Solar Panels up to 4kWp in size. It has been implemented to reduce the high FIT margins and to make the Solar PV industry more sustainable.

This proposed FIT cut represents a 50% reduction and was scheduled to take effect for all Solar PV installations from the 12th December, 11 days before the consultation end date of the 23rd December. Read More