Feed-In Tariff Rates Table

By Katie Anderson on September 15th, 2011

Introduced in April 2010, the feed-in tariff (Fit) scheme pays a set amount for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity generated by a renewable electricity system.

How much you will be eligible to receive will depend on the type and size of the system used to generate renewable energy.

Tariffs are paid out over a period of 20 years from the date the system is first registered, except Micro CHP (10 years).

Here is a complete breakdown of the feed-in tariff rates available.

Notes:

* Installations registered in FIT Year 5 1st April 2014 – 31 March 2015. These tariffs are index-linked for inflation. The Energy Regulator Ofgem publishes updated tariff levels. Solar PV tariffs apply between 1 April and 30 June 2014.
** Tariff available only for 30,000 micro-CHP installations, subject to a review when 12,000 units have been installed.
*** These terms are defined as follows:

  • ‘‘Retrofit’ applies to installations on an occupied building.
  • ‘New Build’ applies to installations which have occurred on a new build prior to first occupation.
  • ‘Stand-alone’ applies to installations which are neither attached to a building or wired to an occupied building to provide electricity.
Energy Source Scale Generation Tariff Rate (p/kWh)[*] Rate Duration (years)
Anaerobic digestion ≤250kW 12.46 20
Anaerobic digestion >250kW – 500kW 11.52 20
Anaerobic digestion > 500kW 9.49 20
Hydro ≤15 kW 21.12 20
Hydro >15 – 100kW 19.72 20
Hydro >100kW – 500kW 15.59 20
Hydro >500kW – 2MW 12.18 20
Hydro >2MW – 5MW 3.32 10
Micro-CHP[**] <2 kW 13.24 10
Solar PV ≤4 kW new[***] 14.38 20
Solar PV ≤4 kW retrofit[***] 14.38 20
Solar PV >4-10kW 13.03 20
Solar PV >10 – 50kW 12.13 20
Solar PV >50 – 150kW  10.71 20
Solar PV >150 – 250kW 10.25 20
Solar PV >250kW – 5MW 6.61 20
Solar PV Standalone[***] 6.61 20
Wind ≤1.5kW 17.78 20
Wind >1.5 – 15kW 17.78 20
Wind >15 – 100kW 17.78 20
Wind >100 – 500kW 14.82 20
Wind >500kW – 1.5MW 8.04 20
Wind >1.5MW – 5MW 3.41 20
Existing generators transferred from RO 9.9 to 2027

Export tariff (p/kWh)
All eligible technologies
4.77
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