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Author Topic: Applying For FIT for PV on roof of incomplete self build  (Read 1442 times)
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« on: August 26, 2014, 02:07:16 PM »

My self build is not complete yet, but we have had an electricity supply (from BG) since October and 3kW of PV generating since Feb. The sparky used us as their first installation for MCS accreditation, and they have just be audited so hoping a certificate is on the way. Want to apply for FIT before the rate drops, but what do I need to do? Are we eligible for FIT even though the build is incomplete? Can it be back dated to the start of our generation?

Obviously we need the MCS certificate, the panels were purchased through our builder but he is happy to confirm ownership. However we don't have an EPC, just a design SAP DER rating of "B" and the final will be that at least. Anyone know where we stand?
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 07:02:27 PM »

This is a thorny issue. I don't think you can apply until you have a proper  EPC lodged on the register. Otherwise you may only get the very lowest FIT band.

I have been battling with this very issue myself.  I have a building plot (about to start building any time soon)  I have an electricity supply and MPAN. But no "building"

I do have a static caravan and I think I have finally found someone willing to write me a letter to say my "building" can not be issue with an EPC as under the Scottish system you cannot lodge an EPC for a park home.  This exemption letter should allow me to claim the FIT at the higer rate without an EPC.

Do you have a similar building you can claim exemption for?


4KW Solar PV,  4.5KW woodburner, 5KW Air source heat pump
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