Good news for Feed-in Tariff pre-registration

In February we shared news of a great opportunity for communities to extend Feed-in Tariff eligibility through a simple pre-registration process with Ofgem. Since then, we’ve helped 35 communities to pre-register buildings, so they can benefit from the last of the Feed-in Tariff.

Solar panels on roof

Communities interested in exploring small solar PV projects could pre-register buildings with Ofgem, then have 12 months to get their project up and running and still receive Feed in Tariff payments at the January 2019 rate. These payments are then guaranteed for 20 years, so we were keen to support communities to make the most of this opportunity.

Thanks to the hard work of members of the Local Energy Scotland team, we’ve supported 35 community groups and organisations to apply for pre-registration for 78 buildings. 2.1MW capacity was applied for under community solar pre-registration and we also funded 32 new EPCs under CARES, as an EPC was needed to secure pre-registration.

These are amazing figures for such short timescales, and we’re looking forward to seeing some exciting community solar projects coming to life in the next 12 months!

Find out about support for your project at the CARES Conference

Communities who are looking to explore a local energy project are invited to join us at the CARES Conference, 8-9 May at Perth Racecourse. You’ll hear from successful projects, industry and government speakers, and put ideas into action in practical breakout sessions. On day two you’ll also get the chance to network with potential funders and partners at the Local Energy Marketplace.

We’ve got a couple of sessions which will be of particular interest for communities who have pre-registered buildings and are now looking to get their project moving.

Find out more and book your place here.