Last minute chance for the Feed in Tariff without MCS



Yes i am on the FIT because i registered before the end of March under the existing Renewable Obligation Scheme. When i asked Ofgem they said :-

As of 1 April 2010, microgenerators in the following technologies to be covered by FITs will not be eligible for support under the RO:

• Anaerobic Digestion
• Hydro
• Solar PV
• Wind

Microgenerators in these technologies who have applied for accreditation under the RO on or before 31 March 2010 will have this accreditation transferred to the FITs scheme. In the case of wind, hydro and solar PV microgenerators transferring from the RO, they will not be required to meet the MCS accreditation requirements for new microgenerators in these technologies.

However, all microgenerators transferring from the RO will still need to find a supplier in order to access FITs. Generators will need to find a supplier within 6 months of the start of the FITs scheme (i.e. before 1 October 2010) in order to avoid any interruption to their support.

It looks like there is still time for people to get on the FIT if they can apply under the RO scheme and get it sorted out within the next week. It looks like its just for the ‘big boys’ after that.


About hugh

I live off-grid in NW Scotland and have spent my life playing with wind turbines. I also love small hydros. Hands on renewable energy is my thing and I like to learn and to share my experiences.
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