Feed-in-Tariff scheme (FiTs)

As part of its commitment to the EU to source 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, the UK Government introduced FiTs effective from 1st April 2010

FiTs are a per-unit support payment specifically targeted at small-scale low-carbon electricity generation, up to a maximum limit of 5 megawatts (MW) capacity

The FiT scheme has been subject to a number of reviews the most comprehensive of which was effective from 01 December 2012 for wind & technologies other than solar PV. Since 01 April 2016 the level of FiT rate has been set out to include a quarterly reduction up to 31 March 2019

Key features of FiTs:

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