Introduced in April 2010 by the UK government, Feed-in-tariffs were designed to help home-owners with small scale solar PV installations (also applicable for Wind, Anaerobic digestion or hydroelectric)
Here is a timeline that provides an understanding of the key dates associated with the feed in tariffs.
19th August 2015
the Feed in Tariff Pre-accreditation Consultation closes – That means that on this day, the consultation on a proposed end to preaccreditation finish.
27th August 2015
Feed in Tariff Comprehensive Review launches – Proposals for up to 87% cuts from Jan 2016, along with deployment caps and other requirements proposed.
9th September 2015
DECC response to Pre-accreditation consultation – Decision to close Preaccreditation from 1st October. Amended FiT Order also laid in parliament on this day.
1st October 2015
Pre-accreditation legislation comes into force – Pre-accreditation ends
Mid-December to early January 2015
Changes made to Feed in tariffs. All new installations applying for FITs from 15 January 2016 will be subject to a new FITs scheme.
1st Jan 2016
Tariffs will change as per current process – Ofgem published on 30th October the tariffs for January as per the current process.
Late January to mid-February 2016
Implementation of new Feed in Tariff legislation – Based on 40 days from likely dates of decision announcement. Any new tariffs, caps or requirements would be effective from this date. Other possibilities include a “temporary pause” of applications for logistical reasons, or closure of the scheme.