Most people know that you can get paid for generating your own electricity but what most don’t know is how much and what system is needed. Updated for Changes as of November 2012

Feed In Tariff Explained


The main benefit of the Feed-In Tariffs is the generation tariff, which is paid for every kilowatt hour of electricity produced. The amount paid per hour is determined by the type of technology and the size of the system. The Feed-In Tariffs scheme also provides two further benefits:

  • An additional payment for surplus energy exported to the grid
  • A saving on energy purchased from your electricity supplier.

Below is a a listing of Technologies and the Tariff Levels that apply to them. You will see there are different rates that apply to a certain technologies  The criteria to meet these rates is determined by The Energy Performance Certificate rating and whether or not the nominated recipient of the tariff owns more than 25 systems/generators.

Energy Source



Tariff (p)

Solar PV ≤4 kW Higher rate 15.44
Solar PV ≤4 kW Medium rate 13.9
Solar PV >4 – 10kW Higher rate 13.99
Solar PV >4 – 10kW Medium rate 12.59
Solar PV >10 – 50kW Higher rate 13.03
Solar PV >10 – 50kW Medium rate 11.72
Solar PV >50 – 250kW Higher rate 11.5
Solar PV >50 – 250kW Medium rate 10.35
Solar PV ≤250kW Lower rate 7.1
Solar PV >250kW – 5MW 7.1
Solar PV ≤5MW Standalone 7.1
Wind ≤1.5kW 35.8
Wind >1.5 – 15kW 21
Wind >15 – 100kW 21
Wind >100 – 500kW 17.5
Wind >500kW – 1.5MW 9.5
Wind >1.5MW – 5MW 4.48
Any existing systems transferred from RO 9.9