The Solar Panel Feed-in-Tariff Simplified

Earn a tax free income from your solar panels

The Feed in Tariff is a UK based scheme guaranteed by our Government; the scheme allows those with solar pv installations to receive a tax free income based on the amount of electricity their solar pv system produces.

The same scheme also allows for surplus energy (produced by your system) to be sold to the grid, generating a further income (thanks to the export tariff which forms part of the feed in tariff).

Anyone with a Solar PV installation is entitled to receive payments from the Feed in Tariff, from households and businesses to organisations and communities.

How does the Feed in Tariff Work?


After having your Solar Panel installation complete and FIT registration verified (a trusted installer will be on hand to help with this), you're eligible to receive the Feed in Tariff payments. You will be paid a set amount based on the amount of energy your system produces.

An Example Scenario


For instance, the current rate is set at 14.38p per kWh, this means you'll receive 4.38p for every kW of energy that you generate or £17,584.18*.

That tax free income comes from the amount of energy you produce, however, you may also sell your surplus energy back to the grid, thus generating an extra income from your system.

For instance, the current rate is set at 4.77 per kWh, this means you'll receive 4.77p for every kW of energy that you generate or £1,595**.

Let's not forget about energy savings of around £4815***.

Current Solar Feed in Tariff Rates (2014)


The follow rates are for eligibly Solar PV installations for FIT (1 April 2014 – 31 December 2014)

For Eligible Installations with an Eligibility Date on or After 1 October 2014 and before 31 December 2014

Solar photovoltaic with Total Installed Capacity of 4kW or less, where attached to or wired to provide electricity to a new building before first occupation:

Higher rate 14.38
Middle rate 12.94
Lower rate 6.38

Solar photovoltaic with Total Installed Capacity of 4kW or less, where attached to or wired to provide electricity to a building which is already occupied:

Higher rate 14.38
Middle rate 12.94
Lower rate 6.38

Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with Total Installed Capacity greater than 4kW but not exceeding: 10kW

Higher rate 13.03
Middle rate 11.73
Lower rate 6.38