Increase in Solar Feed-in Tariff rates

For qualifying solar panel installations, April 1st marked an increase in the feed-in tariff rates of 4.8% in line with the retail price index. Some solar power harvesters will now earn a rate of 45.4p / kWh

Technology – Solar
electricity (PV)

Tariff level (p/kWh)*

Tariff lifetime

≤4 kW (retro fit – pre 3rd March 2012)



≤4 kW (new build – pre 3rd March 2012)



 See the new Feed-in Tariff payment rates here

Solar Panel Generation Statistics – March (East-West Split)

Further to yesterdays statistic’s report for the South, South-East array,  The East-West split 2.64kW solar panel system also had a much better month generating over 186kWs with a daily average of over 6kWs.

The solar generation figures within the chart below also shows the highest daily yield so far of 10.18kWs on 26th March.

March Solar Panel Generation Statistics

March 2012 Yield - East-West Split

Solar Panel Generation Statistics – March (South, South-East)

OK, this must be where it starts! I did not anticipate March to provide such a kick start to the generation figures. I did feel it would improve slightly on February, but not as much as it did. The last week albeit yesterday I can’t ever see eclipsing, it was an incredible end to the month. Up until the beginning of March things have gradually got better, generation daily yields steadily increasing, but this month really does put my mind at ease knowing for the first time that my solar panel investment was a good decision. I know that I can only go on the expected average based on the statistics already returned, but if things continue this way then the March average has boosted things and knocked years off paying for my solar array installation.

See for yourself how the statistics have improved – the last week alone harvested almost 70kWs with an average of just under 10kWs per day. This same week also saw my new highest solar panel daily yield of 11.76kWs. The entry also shows that during the month of March 2012 my solar panel array yielded 196.90kWs of electricity from the sun, averaging 6.35kWs per day.

March Solar Panel Generation Statistics

March 2012 Yield - South, South-East