npower Welcomes Cash Rewards For Low Carbon Electricity And Heating
on: February 05, 2010, 8:22 am
npower has welcomed the Government's announcement regarding
Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) levels and urged consumers to buy now to take
advantage of the Government scheme.
The scheme offers financial assistance when installing solar PV panels, potentially earning customers £986
Julia Lynch-Williams, Director of Energy Services for npower, commented: "According to Government calculations, consumers generating their own
electricity from solar PV panels could earn approximately £986 per year from tax
free generation payments and bill savings combined.
"The new Feed-in-Tariff arrangement means homeowners have the opportunity to earn
more than ever before from generating their own electricity and together with a
grant, solar is certainly a more attractive investment than it’s ever been. Given
that the Government has increased generation levels since the consultation in July,
now definitely looks to be the best time to buy."
With a typical installation costing around £12,000, FITs will see the payback period
npower has seen enquiries in solar panels increase by 200 per cent since the
Feed-in-Tariffs were first announced in July 2009, and expects this trend to
To help homeowners take advantage of FITs, npower solar offers a complete
'one-stop-shop' service including site survey, grant application support,
installation and buy back of excess energy.
npower's website includes guidance for homeowners on solar installations, including
a suitability calculator which tells homeowners whether their property is suitable
for solar installations and offers a free estimate for installation.
npower has 6.6 million residential gas and electricity accounts
throughout the UK. npower is a market leader in renewable energy. Consumers can join
the energy industry discussion on npower's interactive debating website - the
brighter energy debate, where they can post their questions, views and comments.
npower is dedicated to helping UK businesses use energy more efficiently and
therefore spend less money on their bills. It aims to have a positive impact on the
communities it serves and reduce customers' carbon footprints whilst always
Npower hometeam installs, and services boilers, in addition to offering boiler
repairs and a wide variety of heating cover options in conjunction with homeserve.
Those interested in taking part in energy industry discussion can visit npower's
interactive debating website brighterenergydebate.npower.com where users can post
questions, views and comments.
For media information please contact the npower press office:
Press and Public Relations
0845 070 2807