The Government has decided to end the Feed In Tariff with effect from 31 Mar 2019. BUT, do not despair, they are still going to continue paying the Export Tariff after FIT is closed!
We are now installing Renusol or K2 mounting systems with our PV installs. You can look at the systems here:
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Announcement on prospective scheme closure
On 19 July 2018 the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a consultation in which they state their intention to close the FIT scheme to new applicants from 1 April 2019, barring several exceptions. We have published an FAQ which helps explain the implications these proposals would have if they are introduced. If you have questions about the consultation, please contact BEIS at email@example.com.
Shared from Ofgem website.
Storage Systems – Li-ion Battery Pack
The Battery Box products rely on the cutting-edge BYD Iron-Phosphate battery for the streamlined energy storage. B-Box 2.5-V2 has a lightweight wall mounting design which has been specially developed for use in small areas that require energy back-up.
Not only with the same batteries used on the BYD double-decker E-Bus in London, but all the batteries for the B-BOX are produced by the same fully automation traction battery production line.
The B-BOX 2.5-V2, with BYD’s excellent Iron-Phosphate battery, has the superiorities of high reliability, high life-cycle and high temperature performance, as well as being environmentally friendly.
The B-BOX2.5-V2 needs three components to work:
Battery provides energy to load , BMU is communication centre, Bracket is for mounting to the wall or Rack is for floor mounting.
Please note this is battery only and it will not work without the BMU.
This is the new 100% DOD version of B-Plus 2.5 battery.
LG Chem is a leading global manufacturer of Lithium-ion batteries providing high quality battery storage solutions for self consumption.
The RESU Lithium Battery is a compact and lightweight solution. It is designed to allow easy wall-mounted or floor-standing installation for both indoor and outdoor application.
The inverter connections have also been simplified, reducing installation time and costs
Inverters – Main Units
All new Solis Mini 4G Inverter
Ultra low Startup Voltage – 60V
With built in DC switch.
Inverters – Main Units
SolarEdge Compact Residential Solution
Inverter SE2000M Basic with Solar Edge M2640 Power Optimiser
Suitable for homes with limited roof space, social housing projects, or for meeting minimum sustainability requirements
The Inverter is available in three versions: 1000VA, 1500VA and 2000VA
The Optimiser and Inverter are designed to work exclusively with each other
Extremely compact, lightweight, and easy to install
Each of the four power optimiser inputs supports one or two 60-cell modules
IP65 rated inverter – suitable for indoor or outdoor installation
Inverter and Optimiser ordered with a single part number and supplied in a single box
Please note this is a Basic version, it does not have any Communication Interfaces, so it does not offer module level monitoring or Smart Energy Management. In addition, it’s NOT possible to add these features at a later stage.
Inverters – Main Units
The completely redesigned Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 is the perfect inverter for a small domestic PV system. Among other features, it enables an increase in consumption of self-generated power, allows versatile uses, and is very easy to integrate into the home network.
The innovative design of the Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 is not only easy to install, but also allows for quick DC and AC connections. Because it weighs just 9 kg, it can be suspended from just two screws, with no additional wall mounting bracket. Commissioning is equally easy, because the integrated user interface (Web UI) makes it possible to choose the necessary settings in next to no time – without opening the cover.
With its focus on what really matters, the Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 also offers impressive communication features. The intuitive user interface (Web UI) makes it possible to monitor system data on any smartphone, tablet, laptop or traditional PC. This enables the user to choose between local and online monitoring via Sunny Places and Sunny Portal.
Panels – SolarEdge Smart
LG MonoX® Plus
The LG MonoX® Plus is an extremely robust P-type module that maintains high performance by using LG’s LiLY Technology
MonoX® Plus with LiLY Technology
LiLY stands for ‘LID-Improvement for Lifetime Yield’. Conventional P-type solar modules suffer from initial performance degradation called LID(Light Induced Degradation). The combination of Boron and Oxygen is widely known as the main cause of LID. LiLY Technology suppresses the Boron-Oxygen association (and consequently the LID effect), by forming a Boron-Hydrogen pair in the cell manufacturing process
MonoX® Plus – Extreme Physical Durability
The LG MonoX® Plus’s stress endurance is rated to handle up to 6000 Pa on the front side and up to 5400 Pa on the rear side.
Improved Product Warranty
As well as the enhanced performance warranty, LG has extended the product warranty of the LG MonoX® Plus from 15 years to 25 years
Data Sheet LG02.4581_MonoXPlus_Siegel_EN_1805_RZ
Roof Integrated solar PV – CLEARLINE Fusion Why Choose Fusion?
Clearline fusion PV16 solar PV panels for roof integration are available in a range of power output and styles. Monocrystalline-black Monocrystalline silicon solar cells are cut from a block of silicon that has been grown as a single crystal. This produces deep black cells with a very high degree of colour uniformity both across the panel and between different panels. We couple these cells with a black backing sheet and a black frame for the last word in high specification aesthetics. Available as a 270Wp panel (product code PV16-270) and 300Wp panel (product code PV16-300).
Data Sheet Clearline-fusion-PV16-Data-Sheet.
|Date of publication: 09/04/2018|
|1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019|
|1 April 2018 Version|
|Tariff Description||PV Tariff Level*||1Apr to 30 Jun 2018||1 Jul to 30 Sep 2018||1 Oct to 31 Dec 2018||1Jan to 31 Mar 2019|
|Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with total installed capacity of 10 kW or less||Higher||4.01||3.93||3.86||3.79|
|Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with total installed capacity greater than 10 kW but not exceeding 50kW||Higher||4.25||4.17||4.11||4.03|
|Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with total installed capacity greater than 50 kW but not exceeding 250kW||Higher||1.85||1.79||1.75||1.69|
|Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with total installed capacity greater than 250 kW but not exceeding 1 MW||1.50||1.43||1.38||1.33|
|Solar photovoltaic (other than stand-alone) with total installed capacity greater than 1 MW||0.31||0.25||0.20||0.15|
|Stand-alone solar photovoltaic||0.15||0.13||0.10||0.07|
|*PV Tariff Level is detailled as follows:
Higher tariff rate will be applied if an EPC of level D or above is achieved before commissioning
Middle tariff rate will be applied if an EPC of level D or above has been achieved but the Generator owns 25 or more installations
Lower tariff rate will be applied if an EPC of level D or above is not achieved before commissioning
|Note: FIT Payment rates for solar photovoltaic installations have been determined by the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (Ofgem) under Article 13 of the Feed-in Tariffs Order 2012, in accordance with Annex 3 to Schedule A to Standard Licence Condition 33.|
|Description||1Apr to 30 Jun 2018||1 Jul to 30 Sep 2018||1 Oct to 31 Dec 2018||1Jan to 31 Mar 2019|
|Hydro generating station with total installed capacity of 100kW or less||8.07||8.06||8.04||8.03|
|Hydro generating station with total installed capacity greater than 100kW but not exceeding 500kW||6.49||6.48||6.46||6.46|
|Hydro generating station with total installed capacity greater than 500kW but not exceeding 2 MW||6.49||6.48||6.46||6.46|
|Hydro generating station with total installed capacity greater than 2 MW||4.73||4.73||4.73||4.73|
|Wind with total installed capacity of 50kW or less||8.46||8.39||8.31||8.24|
|Wind with total installed capacity greater than 50kW but not exceeding 100 kW||5.01||4.94||4.91||4.87|
|Wind with total installed capacity greater than 100kW but not exceeding 1.5 MW||2.15||2.13||2.12||2.12|
|Wind with total installed capacity exceeding 1.5MW||0.66||0.65||0.64||0.64|
|Anaerobic digestion with total installed capacity of 250kW or less||4.60||4.56||4.53||4.50|
|Anaerobic digestion with total installed capacity greater than 250kW but not exceeding 500kW||4.36||4.34||4.30||4.27|
|Anaerobic digestion with total installed capacity greater than 500kW||1.61||1.57||1.55||1.54|
|Combined Heat and Power with total installed capacity less than 2kW||14.52||14.52||14.52||14.52|
|All tariff rates are specified as pence per kilowatt hour at 2018/19 values.|
Tarrif copied from Ofgem website www.ofgem.gov.uk
Working in partnership with Photon, we recently completed an installation of a 98kw system on the pantile roof of the Anglesea Heights Nursing Home.
With round the clock occupancy their electricity usesage is higher than most, this system will have a significant impact on their energy bills as they are such a high user.
We have installed a 6kw system at The Lodge, Salhouse
on a slate roof using solar limpits and 265w Canadian Solar modules
This array has some shading so the end result here will be a production of around 5000 units of electricity per year. Salhouse Lodge is a busy place especially in summer so they will use virtually all of that. So that’s 5000 units of electricity per year that they won’t have to buy.