Solar Installations (Photovoltaic / PV Systems)

We are currently in the process of becoming Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registered to install Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems.

Once completed we will be able to offer the governments Feed in Tariffs (FIT) for Solar PV Systems.

From the 1st April 2010 under the FITs scheme, anyone generating up to 5 megawatts of electricity will recieve payments for every kilowatt produced for a period of 25 years after installation.

Solar PV Keypoints

  • Uses the sun’s energy to generate electricity
  • Can earn around £835 per year
  • Electricity can be sold to the grid
  • Off-grid systems can charge batteries
  • Cuts CO2 by around 1.2 tonnes

Solar PV Feed in Tariffs (FITs)

The new Feed in Tariffs are available to anyone who would like to generate their own electricity, this can be for your home or business. Anyone producing up to 5 megawatts of electricity will automatically qualify and will receive payments for electricity provided to the grid for 25 years. Your return on investment is approximately 8%, which should pay the initial capital cost of the PV system over its lifetime.

The Average domestic system costs between £5,000 and £7,500 per kWp installed, so for example a 2kWp system will cost approximately £10,000 and £15,000.

Earning Money from your PV System

Earning money from a PV System is broken down into theee areas for the Feed in Tariff:

The Generation Tarif = £700 per year (see table below)
Export Tariff = £25 per year
Electricity Bill Savings = £110 per year
Total Saving = £835 per year
Technology Scale Tariff level for new installations in period (p/kWh).
(Tariffs will be inflated annually)
Tariff lifetime (years)
    Year 1: 1/4/10 to 31/3/11 Year 2: 1/4/11 to 31/3/12 Year 3: 1/4/12 to 31/3/13  
PV <4 kW (new build) 36.1 36.1 33.0 25
PV <4 kW (retrofit) 41.3 41.3 37.8 25
PV >4-10 kW 36.1 36.1 33.0 25
PV >10-100 kW 31.4 31.4 28.7 25
PV >100kW - 5MW 29.3 29.3 26.8 25
PV Stand alone system 29.3 29.3 26.8 25

Get your Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System installed

As we have been asked about PV installations in the past and currently. We have been using a local MCS registered installer, and we have been doing all the necessary electrical requirements.

For more information and advice, please contact us by email or contact us direct on 01986 874503.

More information is available on the Micro Generation Certification Scheme website.

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