Feed-In Tariffs (FIT) are available for small-scale (less than 5 megawatt) renewable or low-carbon electricity-generating technologies, such as solar PV or wind turbines. Payments are made by energy companies for both the electricity generated and used, and electricity that is not used can be exported to the national grid. Owners of such systems also save money on electricity bills, by taking advantage of generating and using their own energy on-site.
To apply, first check that the size of system to be installed qualifies, and the product and installer are MCS-FIT or ROO-FIT certified. For PV you will need to provide an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) for your property that is D rated or above. For more information, see the links below, and you can apply through the Energy Saving Trust.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) aims to encourage the use of heating generated by renewable means, such as air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, solar thermal and biomass (not all types of these technologies qualify). It provides long-term financial incentives to mitigate the initial cost of installation, as well as encourage the uptake of renewable heat. RHI replaced the previous Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme.
To apply, first check that the system to be installed qualifies, the product and installer are MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) accredited, and you may need to install metering for some systems. You will have to provide an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) for your property to be considered. For more information, see the links below, and you can apply through Ofgem.