With ever-rising energy costs Solar Power has become an increasingly attractive option for homeowners over the past few years. Householders who fit domestic solar panels to their property can now benefit in a number of ways:
- It will usually take around a day for R.J Coleman (Solar) to complete your Solar Power installation.
- The cost of Solar Panel systems has reduced significantly over the past couple of years making them an even better investment.
- Your Solar Panel system will run silently & will cause minimal disruption.
- Very little maintenance is required to your Solar Panel system.
Why choose R.J Coleman
We will only install the highest quality Solar Power technology, with some of the best guarantees in the industry. Due to our long-standing relationships with our suppliers and manufacturers we are able to offer some of the most competitive rates on the market.
During the period of installation there is minimal impact on your home and once the Solar Power system is installed one of our technicians will show you round the system and explain how everything works.
How much will it cost?
A Domestic Solar Power system requires a minimum investment of around £5,000 (including VAT). This covers supply and installation of solar panels, inverter, isolators, cabling, relevant testing, certification and reporting to regularity bodies and your electricity company
Will I have to get planning permission?
Not in the vast majority of cases. However, if you want your system ground mounted, or your property is part of a world heritage site, or is listed, then planning permission would likely have to be sought in advance. We will provide full assistance in completing applications
Get your Solar System up and running
Here at R.J.Coleman (Solar) we are experts in Solar Power systems from consultation, installation through to registration. We will help you pick the right Solar Power system for your home and support you every step of the way.
Contact us today and arrange your survey.
Call us on 01724 851111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Feed-In Tariffs are paid for renewable electricity produced, plus a bonus for power exported
The main element of the Feed-In Tariffs is the generation tariff for each kilowatt-hour produced
What energy is the generation tariff paid on
The generation tariff is the main payment of the Feed-In Tariffs and is paid on the total output of the renewable energy system – whether you feed it into the grid or use it yourself.
Yes, you actually get paid for the energy you use!
Many people don’t realise this because the name “Feed-In Tariffs” suggests the tariffs only apply to what you feed in to the grid. The name was originally applied to the system in Germany, because the tariff was originally paid on that basis. Things have now evolved, but the name hasn’t caught up.
The only exception to this rule is that tariffs are not paid if the energy is wasted just trying to get a tariff payment.
How much is the generation tariff?
The generation element depends on the type of energy produced and the capacity of the system.
Currently Published Rates: 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 Up to 4.25p/p/kw
For full details about the generation tariff for each renewable energy system have a look here
In addition to the main generation tariff, you get an extra payment for electricity exported to the grid
What is the export tariff?
It is a bonus payment for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of surplus electricity your system exports to the electricity grid.
When this payment is received you are effectively selling that electricity to the energy supply company, who can then deliver it to other customers.
This payment has been established to provide an incentive for energy efficiency as you will get paid extra for every kWh you don’t use but export instead.
How much is the export tariff?
A ‘floor price’ has been set in the legislation. It is index linked to the retail price index. The rate was originally 3p/kWh, but it was increased to 4.50p/kWh for new Solar PV systems installed after 1st August 2012.
You are entitled to receive this, or you also have the opportunity to opt out of this fixed price and try to negotiate a better rate with your electricity supplier. You have the opportunity each year to decide whether to accept the floor price or to opt out.
For how long?
Tariffs are paid for 20 years, except solar systems installed before 1st August 2012, which qualify for 25 years. Tariffs are index-linked to RPI
Is that enough?
These tariffs should cover the initial capital cost of installation and, according to the Government, earn a return up to 8% p.a. In practice that means you should earn back the capital cost at least two to three times over the duration of the tariffs.
When do they start?
Tariffs became payable in April 2010. All qualifying systems installed now are eligible.
The tariffs apply to all the technologies shown in sizes up to 5 megawatts (plenty for most consumers and businesses). There are technical and accreditation requirements, but our recommended suppliers will cover all this on your behalf.