Feed-In Tariffs

Information on payments for renewable electricity in the UK. Now subject to change

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Eligible Energy Sources

Feed-In Tariffs are available to most
electricity-producing renewable sources

Wind power

Hydro-power (where a suitable water flow exists)

Biogas produced in anaerobic digestion plants

Solar photovoltaics

The Feed-in Tariffs are intended to support all renewable electricity generation sources used below 5MW. Non-renewable gas-powered combined heat and power (Micro-CHP) is also included and it appears likely that fuel cells could be included in the future.

As at the launch of the scheme the following technologies are eligible:

Quite a lot of technologies are ineligible as detailed in our page on excluded installations.

Please also note, as we receive many questions about this, solar heating systems are covered within the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Tariff levels

For information on tariff levels for the power generated by each size and type of technology, see our Tariff Levels Table.

The renewable energy sources expected to be most widely used for the tariffs are shown on the right. Although the Energy Act defines other technologies, which could be eligible for tariffs, the Government has not currently included them, saying: