The wind Feed in Tariff scheme pays the wind turbine owner a fee for generating and exporting energy. Currently the windpower Feed-in-Tariff rate is being reduced every six months as wind capacity is added to the network.
In order to obtain the highest wind Feed in Tariff for your site it is possible to “Pre-Accredit” the site in order to fix the Feed-in-Tariff value for one year from the point of pre-accreditation. This is extended to one and a half years for Community Windpower projects. This means that the wind turbine project must be installed and commissioned within this timeframe in order to obtain the pre-accredited tariff. The timing, pre-requisites and detailed technical knowledge of your turbine required for pre-accreditation are critical to the successful pre-accreditation of your project.
Provided the wind turbine is successfully commissioned and G59 tested within the required timeframe, your project can undergo the process of accreditation in order to receive payments based upon your pre-accreditation wind Feed in Tariff. The process of accreditation requires detailed technical knowledge of your wind turbine and the establishment of meter operators.
Renewables First have detailed knowledge and experience of the complex processes required to successfully manage pre-accreditation and accreditation in order to maximise the investment in your turbine.
Want to install a wind turbine?
If you are in the UK then take our Wind Site Self-Assessment - Step 1 of our modular Windpower Feasibility Study. It takes about 20 minutes to work through the basic checks to see if your site might be suitable, including:
- Estimating wind speed
- Checking proximity of nearby properties
- Checking site access and approach roads
- Investigating connection with the grid