Government FIT Scheme
Freetricity are able to offer free Solar PV Systems to homeowners due to the UK Government’s Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Scheme. Recent changes to the scheme, effective from 1st April 2012, means that to qualify for the FIT scheme, houses must have an Energy Performance Rating of D or above.
The scheme guarantees a minimum payment for all electricity generated by the system, as well as a separate payment for the electricity exported to the grid.
These payments are in addition to the bill savings made by using the electricity generated by the Solar PV System.
Under the Freetricity Free Solar PV scheme, the panels and installation costs are paid for by Freetricity. The homeowner benefits from the free electricity. Freetricity claim the FIT payments from OFGEM.
To qualify for FIT payments, systems must be installed using an MCS* certificated product and installer, and the house must have an Energy Performance Rating of D or above.
* Microgeneration Certification Scheme