Support increases for Solar Panel Feed-in Tariffs

The Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme launched in April this year was welcomed in both commercial and domestic properties. The FITs allow homes and small businesses to gain income through excess power generated from small-scale low-carbon electricity such as wind, solar photovoltaics (PV) and hydro power. This is done by feeding the excess power back to the electricity grid, adding an income and return on investment to the green energy produced.

Like us, NICEIC, in a recent press release, welcomed support for renewable energy when the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced that FITs would remain despite the current economic climate and this decision has been seen as a boost to the renewable energy sector.

“This is a very encouraging sign for all those connected with the industry and the decision supports the coalition’s vow to be one of the greenest governments ever,” says NICEIC‘s Chief Operating Officer Emma McCarthy.

Solar Panel Installation CoursePASS Electrical Training not only have Solar Panels installed on the training centre roof which feed-in to the electricity grid, but also have a full size, purpose built indoor Solar Panel training roof to allow the training of existing electricians in Solar Photovoltiacs (PV) installations. This new addition to existing portfolios allows electricians to offer completely new and innovative solutions to new and existing customers.

Emma continued; “We have seen a growing demand from consumers for items such as Solar PV and heat pumps and those at the cutting edge in the knowledge stakes will reap the rewards”.

For more information about what you can do with a Feed-in Tariff please visit the Energy Saving Trust website.