Electricity is created by solar panels. Your electricity supplier pays you for each unit of electricity you generate. You can use the electricity you generate so you don’t have to import from the grid. You can export electricity back to the grid when you don’t use it and you'll be paid an export tariff.
Energy suppliers will pay you Feed In Tariff (FITS) payments with the 'big six' energy suppliers required by law to make these payments. Some smaller electricity suppliers may not offer FITs payments as it is not compulsory for them though many have opted to offer the payments. Go to the Ofgem website for a list of FITs-licensed suppliers.
If you are eligible to receive FITs you will benefit in three ways:
A typical average domestic solar electricity system returns up to 14% on investment.
See the Energy Saving Trust's Solar Energy Calculator to find out how much
you could earn.
Once your chosen installer has installed your generating technology, take these steps to register for Feed In Tariff (FIT):
FAQs on UK Government Feed-in-Tariffs(PDF, 148KB)
Your Feed In Tariff (FIT) supplier will: