In order to obtain the 21 p/kWh for solar electricity (PV) rather than 9 p/kWh, your home must have an EPC rating of D or above. The vast majority of solid walled homes with a new boiler, solar thermal or external wall insulation will be able to obtain the higher tariff. Only if you cannot have these are you likely to have a rating below D.
Many customers realise that if the previous *trend continues, electricity bills could double in cost in just 10 years, whilst gas could double in cost in just 4 years. Average energy bills in 2012 are already twice the value of 2002 levels! Even with best case scenarios of just a 7% rise per year for gas and electricity, someone paying £1200 now could be paying £2400 by 2022. Obtaining a new boiler or solar thermal system may therefore also help to future proof your home against energy price rises. Solar thermal will also be able to obtain the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – another tariff payment starting from April 2013 – based on the size of system purchased.
Combined with our 20% offer, obtaining the higher solar feed in tariff will make sure to reduce the payback time and increase the profits you make from the feed in tariff and savings.
*This is based on DECC Quarterly Energy Prices December 2011: http://www.decc.gov.uk/assets/decc/11/stats/publications/qep/3906-qep-dec11.pdf