The government encouraged domestic property owners to: "invest in small-scale low-carbon electricity in return for a guaranteed payment for the electricity they generate and use... as well as a guaranteed payment for unused surplus electricity they export back to the grid".

Famously, the Feed In Tariff (the 'guaranteed' funding) for this type of scheme was suddenly halted - challenged in the courts - and the scheme reinstated for a short while. This programme looks at the trials and tribulations of one particular project in north Wales, as well as the financial motivations and benefits that accrue.

Key learning:

  • What is the Feed In Tariff?
  • Start-up costs and capital expenditure
  • Photovoltaic installation advice including the fixings and associated wiring
  • Likely income generated on schemes of this type
  • Planning tips re: small scale domestic permitted development
  • Typical photovoltaic k/whr generation

About the contributors

Gemma Fox and Phil Ireland, homeowners

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