The UK has committed to increasing the proportion of its
energy generated from renewable sources and in order to the
encourage the implementation of small scale domestic
installations, in 2010, the UK government introduced the
If you install an electricity-generating technology from a
renewable or low-carbon source such as solar PV or wind turbine,
the government's Feed-In Tariff scheme was intended to repay
your investment through the FIT scheme to be administered by the
electricity companies. At the outset, the FIT rates were very
high, but were intended to reduce (for new applicants) as the
technology became cheaper to install.
I installed a 7.4kW
Solar PV system in early 2011 and, despite the
less than glorious summer in 2011, have been pleased with the
performance and projected pay-back of the system.
I have attached a real-time remote monitoring device to the
You can see the live data from my
Solar PV System
through the Webbox here.
A limited subset of the data from my system uploaded to the SMA Sunny
Portal website are