The UK Government's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) made the policy decisions about the FITs scheme and are the relevant contact for queries about legislation.
The energy regulator Ofgem E-Serve administers the scheme.
Certain energy suppliers (also known as FITs licensees) handle FITs scheme applications and make FITs payments. If you have a query about an existing application you can contact Ofgem or your FITs Licensee. Ofgem have a list of FITs Licensees contact details on their site.
Householders installing domestic systems (solar PV and wind under 50kW and all micro CHP systems) that wish to apply to the scheme must:
Please note that the information on this page is not an exhaustive list of all the criteria of the Feed-In Tariffs scheme.
Successful applicants to the FITs scheme benefit in three ways:
The FITs scheme included most domestic renewable and low carbon electricity-generating technologies, including:
To qualify for the FITs scheme, the installer and products used must both be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), except hydro and anaerobic digestion which go through the ROO-FIT process. The tariffs will depend on both the eligibility date and, for solar PV, the property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.
There are two application routes.
The MCS route is for PV or wind installations with a declared net capacity (DNC) of 50kW or less and micro CHP installations with a total installed capacity (TIC) of 2kW or less. This will cover most applications. Both the product and installers must be MCS-certified with an MCS certificate which is dated on, or before 31 March 2019.
We recommend that contacting your FIT supplier (also known as the FIT licensee) as soon as possible to confirm the requirements and make sure you know exactly what information they require from you and when they need to receive it by.
If you installed solar PV you will be required to provide an EPC of your property, proving that you achieved a band D or above (before the installationof the PV panels) in order to be eligible for the higher tariff rate. If not, you will receive the lower FITs generation tariff.
If you have installed and commissioned a system (with a MCS certificate dated on or before 31 March) you should tell your chosen FIT licensee that you wish to register for FITs and send them:
Your FITs licensee will:
The ROO-FIT accreditation process is for all other applications. Guidance on this process can be found on Ofgem's website.