New EPC Rules Now Current for Feed in Tariff Rates

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012 by admin No Comments


The next phase for Solar PV ‘Feed in Tariff’ rates is between 1st April and 30th June and properties will require an Energy Performance Certificate of level ‘D’ or above to qualify for the higher tier of tariff rate for the given installation size.

Anyone looking to install PV on their property during this period must ensure the building has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with a rating of level ‘D’ or above. Although most modern properties should achieve this, some may require additional works such as loft or cavity-wall insulation. Any Solar PV system will count towards the EPC rating of your home and here at EZsolar we can help to advise any additional requirements you might need to help achieve this as part of our free site survey.

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides information on how to make your property or home more energy efficient, and therefore reduce its output of Carbon emissions. Every dwelling bought, rented or sold requires an EPC.

Energy Performance Certificates carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and carbon emissions with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and carbon emissions would be if energy saving measures were to be installed. These ratings are calculated following a detailed analysis of the property with data collected using the same calculations enabling comparisons between different properties.

The rating measures the energy and carbon emission efficiency of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’; with an ‘A’ rating being the most efficient.

Current figures suggest the average efficiency of homes in the UK is level ‘D’.

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