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Feed-in Tariff figures announced for April 2018 at 4.01p/kWh

The new Feed-in Tariff rates have been released by Ofgem and the generation tariff now sits at 4.01 p/kWh. The figure has risen due to inflation, with it previously being set at 3.93 p/kWh. The rates will be in effect for the second quarter of the year (1st April 2018 to the 30th June 2018).

The export tariff remains the same as previous months at 5.03p/kWh. The export tariff is paid for every kWh you sell to the electricity grid.

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Solar PV Rates from 1 April until 30 June 2018

Capacity FiT Rate (p/kWh)
0-10kW 4.01
10-50kW 4.25
50-250kW 1.85
250kW-1000kW 1.50
>1MW 0.31
Standalone 0.15

The above figures show the new FiT rates for a range of solar PV systems. If you want to learn more about the Feed-in Tariff here is our handy guide to the Feed-in Tariff rates and information 2018. Alternatively you can find full list of rates in the official Ofgem Feed-in Tariff Generation and export payment rate table.

Deployment caps in 2018

Deployment caps were put into place at the start of 2016. These caps apply to applications for the FiT in 2017 and moving forward. This was put in place to make sure that the FiT keeps in budget. When the cap is reached there is no further installations for the generation tariff in that quarter and any remaining applications are put into a queue for the next FiT rates. With this is mind we advise that you get your application in as soon as possible to try to get the current FiT rates.

How to benefit from the current FiT rate

If you would like to benefit from the rate as it applies now, make sure to have your solar panels installed before the 1st July 2018. You must have your solar system installed by an MCS certified installer using MCS certified products. Once Installation is complete your installer will register you on the central FiT database and you will receive a certificate confirming FiT compliance.

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