The Feed-in Tariff In The Uk-追踪309

Finance The Feed-in Tariff was introduced in the UK in April 2010 to encourage the uptake of renewable energy sources such as solar power. The tariff offers a financial incentive for .panies and organisations to invest in solar photovoltaics (PV) and to meet the country’s ambitious carbon emissions targets. Several European countries have introduced their own Feed-in Tariff schemes in the past, with great success in encouraging the uptake of solar technology. Germany, for example, has the photovoltaic capacity in Europe and has had a Feed-in Tariff since 1991. Businesses and organisations can invest in solar panels and benefit from the free electricity that they generate. They can reduce their carbon footprint by limiting the amount of electricity that they buy from their energy provider, also reducing their bills. Another key benefit is being able to meet .pany carbon emissions targets. The Feed-in Tariff serves as a financial incentive scheme to encourage the uptake of solar technology. The scheme guarantees that your energy provider will pay you a ‘generation tariff’ payment for each unit of electricity that your panels produce, regardless of whether you use the electricity or not. It also guarantees you an ‘export tariff’ payment for each unit of electricity that you do not use and export into the National Grid. Changes to the Feed-in Tariff came into effect on 1st August 2011 for system sizes over 50kWp, which affects larger installations. The government ruled to reduce the tariff amounts for larger solar panel arrays to ensure that the financial incentives were available to smaller-scale and domestic solar installations. The revised tariff pays different rates depending on the size of the system that you install. The generation rates for the different system sizes are as follows: System Size : Price per unit (pence per kWh) >50kW – ≤150kW : 19p >150kW – ≤250kW : 15p >250kW – ≤5MW : 8.5p The export tariff rate remains unchanged, at 3.1 pence per unit of electricity exported back into the national grid. Investing in solar panels for your business or organisation is worthwhile as it guarantees payment for 25 years and pays over an 8% return on investment. The cost of the initial investment will vary according to the cost of the installation, and so the payback times will differ accordingly. Similarly, because the generation tariff rate differs in line with the size of the installation, the rate of return will also vary. Your solar panel installer should be able to confirm your predicted generation rates to you based on your desired system size. The Feed-in Tariff has also been beneficial for businesses and organisations which do not want or cannot afford the initial investment to buy a solar panel array. Many solar installation .panies now offer free solar schemes which will provide you with a free solar panel system. If you meet the .pany criteria, they will design, install and maintain a solar panel array free of charge, taking the payments from the Feed-in Tariff to cover their costs. If you decide to proceed with a free solar panel installation, you can benefit by using all of the free electricity that the system generates. Using this will help to meet carbon emissions targets and reduce your reliance on fossil fuels. Schools, charities and .munity groups can all benefit through these schemes as can businesses and other .anisations. The only condition is that you need to have a suitable roof in a suitable location. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: