Photovoltaic (PV) systems
Reduce costs and earn money from your farm buildings and land!
Solar PV offers guaranteed payments for 20 years via the feed-in tariff (FIT) a fully supported government initiative.
It is becoming increasingly important for farming businesses to manage energy security, energy costs and decarbonisation. Currently the UK produces 5.5% of its electricity requirements from renewable sources. This must increase to 30% to meet the target of 15% for all energy produced by 2020.
Solar PV panels convert sunlight in to electricity which is converted from DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current) by an inverter. This renewable energy can then be used by your home or business or sold back in to the national grid.
You will be paid between 12.57p and 14.90p for every kw used by you (depending on the size and type of installation), plus an extra 4.64p per kw/h if sold back to the grid.
The biggest gains are generated by those who use all, or most, of the energy generated as they then save on purchasing retail energy at around 9/14 pence per kw.