Closure of FIT Scheme

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 feedintariff@beis.gov.uk.

Shared from Ofgem website.

New Products – Battery Storage

BYD B-Plus 2.56kWh Battery 100% DOD

BYD

BYD B-Plus 2.56kWh Battery 100% DOD
Part No: BYD-B-BOX-2.5-V2

 

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 module,
  • BMU
  • Wall bracket or Rack.

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.

Data Sheet

B-BOX Spec V2.4

LG Chem 3.3kWh Lithium Battery (51v with BMS)

LG Chem

LG Chem 3.3kWh Lithium Battery (51v with BMS)
Part No: RESU3.3

 

Storage Systems – Li-ion Battery Pack

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

Data Sheet

LG Chem Leaflet_Utility Room_Global_170831

New Products – Inverters

Solis 2.0kW Mini 4G Single Tracker with DC Isolator

Solis

Solis 2.0kW Mini 4G Single Tracker with DC Isolator

 Inverters – Main Units

  • Rating: 2,000W
  • Phases: 1

All new Solis Mini 4G Inverter 

Ultra low Startup Voltage  – 60V

  •   High switch frequency technology-Smaller, smarter
  •   DRM integrated fully comply with AS47772:2015
  •   Compact and lightweight visually pleasing for domestic environment
  •   50V-600V input voltage range- ultra low start-up
  •   Over 97.5% Max. efficiency
  •   Precise MPPT algorithm
  •   IP65 rated for external installation
  •   RS485 WiFi/GPRS (optional) interface
  •   WiFi monitoring available—iphone and android app available
  •   Multiple protection levels
  •   5 years standard warranty 20 years optional upgrade
  •   Export Limitation built in – Requires CT clamp (sold separately) – NOW G100 COMPLIANT

With built in DC switch.

Data Sheet

Solis-MINI-700-3600W-4G_Datasheet

 

SolarEdge Compact 2kW Basic with M2640 Optimiser

SolarEdge

SolarEdge Compact 2kW Basic with M2640 Optimiser
Part No: SE-2000M-B-M2640

 

Inverters – Main Units

 

  • Rating: 2,000W
  • Phases: 1
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. 

Data Sheet

Solis-MINI-700-3600W-4G_Datasheet

Sunny Boy 1.5 1MPPT

SMA

Sunny Boy 1.5 1MPPT
Part No: SB-1.5-1VL-40

 

Inverters – Main Units

 

  • Rating: 1,500W
  • Phases: 1

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.

Data Sheet

SB15-25-DEN1750-V20web

 

New Products – Panels

Q.PEAK-G5-DUO-320 Q Cells 320W Mono Q Peak Duo G5 Black Frame Panels – Monocrystallines

  • Rating: 320W
  • Efficiency: 19%
  • Width: 1,000mm
  • Height: 1,685mm
  • Price per watt: (37.0p/Wp)

The new Q.PEAK DUO-G5 is a monocrystalline solar module with power classes up to 330 Wp and an efficiency of 19.9 %. Q.PEAK DUO-G5 solar modules offer higher yields over smaller surface areas. This is made possible by the new generation of Q.ANTUM’s world-record-holding cell concept which has now been combined with state-of-the-art circuitry half cells and a six-busbar design. The Q CELLS Anti LID Technology eliminates light induced degradation (LID), which can greatly reduce system performance, almost completely. Other conventional monocrystalline solar cells will lose much of their initial performance, once exposed to sunlight. With Q.PEAK DUO-G5 this is not the case, thanks to Anti LID Technology.

JA Solar Smart Module 300W SK Percium Mono AB

JA Solar

Data Sheet
JA Solar Smart Module 300W SK Percium Mono AB 

Panels – SolarEdge Smart

  • Rating: 300W
  • Efficiency: 18.3%
  • Width: 991mm
  • Height: 1,650mm
  • Price per watt: (47.5p/Wp)

 

LG 300W Mono X Plus A5

LG

LG 300W Mono X Plus A5
Panels – Monocrystallines
  • Rating: 300W
  • Efficiency: 17.5%
  • Width: 1,016mm
  • Height: 1,686mm
  • Price per watt: (43.3p/Wp)
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

Viridian Clearline 300W Mono All Black BIPV

Viridian

Viridian Clearline 300W Mono All Black BIPV
Panels – Monocrystallines
  • Rating: 300W
  • Efficiency: 18.4%
  • Width: 992mm
  • Height: 1,640mm
  • Price per watt: (73.9p/Wp)
Roof Integrated solar PV – CLEARLINE Fusion Why Choose Fusion?

  • Economical – price comparable with above-roof installation
  • Rapid – push-fit connections create weather-tight and secure fixing
  • Compact – industry leading panel spacing packs in more power
  • Sleek – invisible clamps for uncluttered aesthetic
  • Simple – no need for roof modifications
  • Robust – wind resistance is more than four times higher than competitor products
  • Universal – works with slate and tile

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.

FIT Rates for 2018/2019

Date of publication: 09/04/2018
1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019
1 April 2018 Version
2018/19
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
Middle 3.61 3.54 3.47 3.41
Lower 0.31 0.25 0.20 0.15
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
Middle 3.83 3.75 3.70 3.63
Lower 0.31 0.25 0.20 0.15
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
Middle 1.67 1.61 1.58 1.52
Lower 0.31 0.25 0.20 0.15
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.
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2018/19
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
Export Tariff 5.24 5.24 5.24 5.24
All tariff rates are specified as pence per kilowatt hour at 2018/19 values.
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Tarrif copied from Ofgem website www.ofgem.gov.uk

Anglesea Heights Nursing Home – Bupa UK – Installation of PV System

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.

Special consideration was taken during the installation to respect the residents, keeping noise to a minimum and observing Health and Safety guidelines.anglesea-heights-exterior-001-912x325

6KW PV at Salhouse

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.

FIT News

Feed In Tariffs for 2016

0-10kW  4.39p per unit

10-50kW 4.59p per unit

50-150kW 2.7p per unit

Rates apply from 8th February 2016

DNO approval will be required for installations over 4kW

There is now no FIT for additions to existing installations

An EPC of D or higher is now required before the installation of Solar PV for the FIT payment

4kw Feed In Tariff

For eligible installations with an eligibility date on or after 1st January 2014 and before 1st April 2014

Solar photovoltaic with Total installed Capacity of 4kw or less, where attached to or wired to provide electricity to a new building  before first occupation

Higher Rate     14.90

Middle Rate     13.41

Lower Rate       6.61

These Rates also apply to a building which is already occupied