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Get paid for producing your own power

Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics ('PV' for short), capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells.

Solar panels don't need direct sunlight to work - they still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.

The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run appliances and lighting.

With the Feed-In Tariff scheme your solar power system will generate both savings and income - you will get paid for the electricity you generate and use, and what you don't use you will export to the grid.

What is the 'Feed In Tariff'?

Your solar power system will be fitted with a generation meter which measures the units of electricity that the solar power system creates. Every three months you send this reading to your energy company and they pay you for every unit on the meter - this payment is the Feed In Tariff.

The government’s Feed-In Tariff scheme (sometimes called the 'cash back scheme') pays you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it yourself.

If your system is producing more electricity than you need, or when you can't use it, you can sell the surplus back to the grid.

Sunlight is free, so electricity costs will be reduced.

It's also likely that the cost of electricity will rise over the coming years, so solar power helps protect against bigger bills in the future.

Solar electricity is a green renewable energy and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) or other pollutants. A typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne of CO2 per year - that's more than 30 tonnes over its lifetime.

Divert the excess energy you generate into FREE hot water

The immerSUN monitors the electricity which is about to be exported to the grid and automatically directs any excess generated electricity, not used by the house, to the immersion heater in the hot water cylinder - heating your water for FREE!

Read more: Free hot water from your PV system

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