The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that from 1 April homes must have an energy performance certificate (EPC) at level D or above to qualify for higher feed-in tariff rates.
DECC has estimated that around half of UK homes reach level D already. But for the other half this will mean they will have to spend extra time and money in upgrading their home to reach the standard before installing solar PV. For homes that no not reach level D they will receive a lower tariff of 7.1p per kWh.
Receive a guaranteed tariff of 16p per kWh by installing after 31 July 2012. The latest pricing can offer excellent rates of return which is still tax free, inflation linked and guaranteed by the government for the next 20 years.