07 February 2012
Changes to the feed in tariff
There is great news for householders who are looking at ways of reducing their energy bills and their carbon footprint. It has recently been announced that the higher rate of 43p/KWh for the next 25 years is likely be honoured for those installations of solar photovoltaics (PV) systems which are registered before 3 March 2012.
Those who register on or after 3 March 2012 will qualify for the higher rate until 1 April 2012, when it will drop to 21p/KWh.
Solar PV systems are a great way of generating your own electricity and gaining an income from it. Solar PV captures the sun’s energy and converts it into electricity. A typical home solar PV system will help you reduce your environmental footprint and could save over a tonne of CO2 per year.
At the current higher rate a typical solar PV system with an installation size of 3KWp can save you around £670 per year, which is made up of the generation tariff at 43p/KWh, export tariff of 3p/KWh and the savings you will make on your electricity bills.
Huntingdonshire District Councillor Darren Tysoe, executive councillor for environment said: “Time is of the essence and there are many options that need to be considered. We are sure there will be questions that people would like to ask, and we would encourage them visit the St Ives Green House to see a solar PV system in situ to learn more about the changes to the feed in tariff.”
The Green House is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and two Saturdays throughout the month. To book your visit call 01480 388304 or 388315 or visit website using the link on the right.
For additional information on saving energy visit the Energy Saving Trust website using the link on the right of the page.