SunGain Solar PV
SunGain PV is a free independent advice service ensuring you get an excellent quality PV system at the best possible price, supporting you from initial enquiry to powering your home from the sun.
IMP ORTANT INFORMATION
Feed in Tariff Rates
The Feed in Tariffs have been reduced for the fourth time and from 1st November 2012 now stand at 15.44p per kW generated by PV systems of up to 4kWp.
- The export tariff is currently at 4.5p for all systems.
- The FiT rate is linked to energy efficiency. From August 1st all domestic properties must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with a level D or above. If the property has a lower EPC the FiT rate is reduced even further.
Invest NOW to save money
Despite Government changes to FiT rate, solar PV panels still provide a viable investment opportunity.
- Benefit from a return on investment of between 8% to 11% - much better than a Savings Account.
- The price of panels has never been cheaper - in 3 years (from 2009) the cost for a 4 kW system through Sungain has dropped by 60%, from £18,000 to just £7,700.
- Reduce the long-term impact of rising energy prices by producing your OWN electricity.
BACK TO SUNGAIN
SunGain will assess your property and provide you with an estimate of costs and returns on a fully specified PV system. If you want to proceed further we can arrange a full service from on-site survey through to installation and commissioning. We will not try to ‘sell’ you a system, indeed we will advise against installing PVs if we do not think your property is suitable.
Buying a solar electric system is a major investment. Making sure you have the best independent advice, is really important before you part with £1,000’s of pounds. NEP is an long established independent charity, supporting homes and workplaces to cut carbon, save money and generate low carbon energy.
We work as a social enterprise. As an organisation we are driven by a desire to see as much carbon saved as possible. This is only possible if renewable energy systems are installed in the right places at the lowest cost.
Through Sungain we have already ensured over 250 homes have installed the right solar systems, in the right places, at the lowest prices.
Why invest in a PV system?
You earn guaranteed money from ALL the electricity the system generates for the next 20 years
A typical PV system can save you up to 40% off your yearly electricity bill and saves up to 1 tonne of CO2 a year
You are less affected by future electricity price increases
When the time comes to move, a renewable energy system can act as a unique selling point
Is your home suitable for a PV system?
Your home will need to have:
a roof that faces between south west and south east for the best returns
a roof with zero or very little shading
a roof that is structurally sound
Feed in Tariffs Explained
The Feed-in Tariff scheme rewards you for the amount of energy your PV system generates, regardless of whether you consume the electricity or not. The Feed in Tariff scheme lasts for 20 years. All income generated will be completely tax free. This is a Government-backed policy to encourage householders to install solar PV systems to generate their own electricity.
You will receive three separate benefits (based on a 2kWp system):
Generation tariff: A fixed price for each unit of electricity generated by the system, whether used in the home, or exported. This price is guaranteed for 20 years and will rise with the rate of inflation each year. It provides on average an additional income in the region of £260 a year.
Export tariff: A fixed price for each unit of electricity generated by the system that is exported to the Grid i.e. that you do not use. This price is guaranteed for 20 years and again will rise with the rate of inflation each year. This provides on average, additional income of £38 a year.
Avoided costs: The savings from reducing the import of electricity by using the electricity generated by the solar PV system. This provides lower bills and the additional benefit of being partially protected from future price rises in electricity. This provides an average saving of £126 a year.
Total income/saving is £420 per year (inflation proofed)
Average return on investment is around 9%.
The guide price for a 2kWp system is £5,340, with a 4kWp system at £7,500.
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