What is the Feed-in Tariff?
The scheme is intended to provide support for small scale generators of renewable energy (installations up to 5MW). It replaces the Renewable Obligation (RO) for these smaller installations and will be much easier to administer. The FIT is paid for generation of renewable energy, regardless of its end use. There will be an additional minimum payment for export of the energy generated to your electricity supplier.
Eligibility of technology and installers?
To be eligible for FITs the product must be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and installed by an MCS accredited installer (under the MIS 3003 standard). The qr5 is eligible for FITs and quietrevolution and its installers are MCS accredited.
What are the timescales for introduction?
The scheme came into effect on 1st April 2010, but earlier installs may be eligible (see below).
For more information on the Feed-in Tariff, please consult:
Lifting turbine up to roof - image supplied by Mitie
The minimum annual mean wind speed we recommend for installation of a quietrevolution turbine is 5m/s. An initial assessment is carried out using national windspeed databases. A more accurate assessment can then be carried out if necessary using wind monitoring equipment.