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Feed-InTariffs Scheme (FITs)

The Feed-in Tariffs scheme (FITs) was designed by the Government as an incentive for uptake of electricity generating renewable technologies such as solar panels and wind turbines; it means that if you have an eligible installation you could be paid for the electricity you generate as well as for the surplus electricity you export to the grid.

The technologies covered by MCS that are currently eligible for the Feed-in Tariff are:

For installations up to 50KW you need to use an MCS certified installer and products to be eligible for FITs. 

There will be no change to your FITs if the MCS product you installed is removed from the MCS approved product list after you have successfully registered.

How to Register for FITs?

An MCS installer will provide you with an MCS Certificate once the installation is complete. To register for the FITs you will need to send the MCS Certificate to your FIT Licensee (an electricity company) who will complete the registration process. You should contact your chosen FIT Licensee to find out what additional documentation they require you to provide as part of the application process.

EPC Requirements

Since 1st April 2012, customers must provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with their Feed-in Tariff (FIT) application showing the building the installation is attached to, or wired to provide electricity to, is a level D or above. You can find further information on the EPC requirements here.

More Information

You can find further information on the current FIT rates on the Energy Saving Trust website here.

For more information, or if you have a specific query about FITs, please contact one of the following organisations (depending on the nature of your request). The Energy Savings Trust have very comprehensive information on the scheme and they also have a cash-back calculator to help you find out how much you could earn and save through the FIT scheme. The links are in the table below:

Type of FITS Query

Who to contact

Website Link

Telephone Number

General information on FITs

Energy Savings Trust

EST FITS Website Page

0300 123 1234 (England and Northern Ireland)

0800 512 012 (Wales)

0808 808 2282 (Scotland)

How much you could earn and save with FITS?

Energy Savings Trust Cashback Calculator

Cashback Calculator

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Registering for FITs

A licensed electricity supplier offering FITs

Ofgem website

Please click here for telephone numbers of all registered licensees

Installations exceeding 50kW

Ofgem

Ofgem Renewables and CHP Register (ROO-FIT)

0207 901 7310

MCS installations up to 50kW and receiving your MCS Certificate

MCS

Contact the MCS helpdesk via Contact Us page

0207 090 1082


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