Demand is picking up again as the FIT tariff is about to drop on PV
installations. The requirement to achieve a D rating on an EPC to claim FITs has certainly been good for business, but is it excluding properties that would most benefit from a PV installation?
April 1st will soon be upon us and anyone wanting to claim FITs for a new PV installation will need to achieve a D rating on an EPC on that dwelling. Many PV suppliers are now looking at the best way of offering this as part of their service, and Nationwide Energy Surveys are always willing to help.
The saga over the FIT scheme tariffs rumbles on. The planned reduction was brought forward by the Govt. but this was ruled illegal by the high court, and now the Govt. have lost their appeal. It seems the changes won’t happen any earlier than originally planned so DECC wasted taxes on legal costs.
The Govt have said that they are slashing the current level of funding for FITs,
the scheme that has lead to a boom in PV installs. It was always expected that
the rates would fall from the current levels next April, but they are intending
to reduce it to about 21p from December, leading to job cuts.