Solar Panel Case Study - PV ground-mounted system

Ground-mounted system


4.0 kWp PV system using Amerisolar monocrystalline modules mounted on Console HDPE containers ballasted with gravel.

Annual energy yield expected 3,631 kWh

Total energy yield over 25 years expected 88,596 kWh

Total CO2 offset over 25 years expected 47,932 kg

Total FIT earnings over 25 years expected £39,735


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Feed in Tariff scheme

The FIT is a scheme in which owners of PV systems are rewarded for every unit of electricity they generate, irrespective of whether they are used on site or not.

This is known as the Generation Tariff and is currently under review. Payments are also made for 50% of every unit generated by the PV system. This is known as the Export Tariff and is currently under review. These payment rates are fixed for 20 years, linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) and are tax-free. PV systems installed from 1 August 2012 will be subject to an approximate 7% decrease in the FIT rates.

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