From the 1st April, the Government is proposing that properties fitting solar pv installations to claim the FiT tariff will have to meet a minimum Band ‘D’ energy efficiency level.
Otherwise, the tariff paid is reduced.
What might catch some households out is thinking they can apply for the tariffs and submit their EPC afterwards.
If you do, you’ll only be awarded the lower tariff and that won’t be upgraded to the full tariff later. So it’s imperative to get your EPC before you submit your tariff application.
You can find more feed-in tariff questions and answers on the Governments DECC website here.
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