UK Feed in Tariff to subsidise renewable electricity generating systems

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In 2011 the UK Government introduced the Feed in Tariff scheme (FIT) to subsidise investment in relatively small scale (<5MW) electricity producing systems. The source of funding is placed as an obligation on Utility providers (essentially paid for via a cost levy on consumers). The payment received is broken into two separate parts; the Generation rate, which gives a payment for every kWh electricity produced by the system regardless of where it is used, plus the Feed in rate, which gives a payment for every kWh electricity exported back to the electricity grid. Applicable technologies and rates can be found Such funding can obviously help to recover the costs of electricity producing systems that are incorporated into Passivhaus buildings in the UK.