Investing in Solar

How much will I get paid for my Solar PV electricity?Investment

Over the course of a year, a solar photovoltaic system will save you money by reducing your electricity bill. As well as saving you money your system can also earn you money; for typical sized domestic systems under 4kWp you can earn at least 43.3p for every unit of electricity generated by your system. For more information on the financial benefits of installing a Solar PV system see our pages on Investing in Solar PV.

How do I get paid?

The process of getting paid via the Feed-in Tariff is very simple. All you need to do is inform your electricity supplier that you’re installing a PV system and they will send you some forms which we will help you to fill out.

How long does it take to repay the embedded carbon?

The time period for a photovoltaic cell to generate enough electricity to pay back the carbon (energy) required to make it is generally shorter than the economic payback, and is nearly always under four years.

How do I inform the national grid?

The national grid is informed of your system via the distribution network officer, whom we will contact on your behalf.
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