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  1. SolarRoofSols
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    SolarRoofSols Regular EF Member

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    If an installation is 4kw on the dot, will it get a 21p FIT rate or does it do down to 16.8p? We are having a discussion about it in the office and have a difference of opinion - can any one settle it please?
     
  2. babba
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    Most DNO limit to 3.68kw... 4kw is a thing of the past...If your DNO excepts 4kw then its 21p...
     
  3. Earthstore
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    Earthstore Guest

    o- including 4KWp = 21p, over 4kwp (ie4.0001kw) = 16.8p.
    So does the winner or loser make the tea??
     
  4. BruceB
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    BruceB Electrician's Arms

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    The answer is to have a look at the legislation. Sorry, do not have a link to hand, but the answer you will find is that the levels are defined as less than or equal to 4kW/10kW etc.
     
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  5. Earthstore
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    Sorry babba, but the DNO has nothing to do with the FIT, the 3.68kw as you mention is regarding G83 ( install then inform) over 3.68 is (normally) G59 apply for DNO approval, then install.
     
  6. SolarRoofSols
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    SolarRoofSols Regular EF Member

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    Thanks but i didn't realise the DNO had anything to do with the FIT? If it were a 4Kw installation with a 4000TL under a G59 which had been pre agreed with the DNO or the same installation under a G83 if the DNO accepts it then it should be the same FIT shouldn't it?
     
  7. GaryM
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    My recently registered 4kW system will earn 43.3p/kWh should the government lose their appeal at the Supreme Court or 21p/kWh if they win their appeal.
     
  8. SolarRoofSols
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    SolarRoofSols Regular EF Member

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    Thanks Earthstore, we replied at the same time. Do you know whether the different energy companies treat 4kW differently or would they all accept the installation as a 21p FIT?
     
  9. SolarRoofSols
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    SolarRoofSols Regular EF Member

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    That has put my mind at ease and I am glad to say that i am not making the tea!
     
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  10. GaryM
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    GaryM Guest

    All the same, it's up to and including 4kWp.
     
  11. BruceB
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    BruceB Electrician's Arms

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    They have no choice on the treatment of the levels and rates as they are defined in legislation
     
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    TedM Electrician's Arms

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  13. babba
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    babba Regular EF Member

    Ye but cant bothered with that my DNO take 4kw under G83 and I believe it can take up to six weeks under G59 hence my 3.68kw.

    Who has six weeks to wait I want them installed fast....
     
  14. GaryM
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    My system is 4kWp (16 x 250kWp) yet still goes through under G83 due to the G83 compliant inverter as do many others.
     
  15. Earthstore
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    Tedm
    You never cease to amaze me.:wink_smile:
     
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