Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) rates for large scale solar PV installations until 2017

The UK government has confirmed the rate of payment for large scale solar PV installations under the Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) until 2017. The ROC is the main support mechanism for large scale renewable electricity projects in the UK, with smaller scale generation being supported through the Feed-In Tariff scheme (FITs).

Renewables Obligation Certificates are green certificates issued by the Authority to operators of accredited renewable generating stations for the eligible renewable electricity they generate.

Building mounted Solar PV installations will receive higher rates than ground-mounted solar PV arrays, and while the reduction in rates may seem to be negative news – it actually brings welcome certainty for anyone wishing to invest in large scale renewable energy generation. One key advantage of ROC’s is that there is no need for an Energy Performance Certificate for buildings

Renewables Obligation Certificate Building Mounted Ground Mounted
Rate Paid 2013/14 1.7ROC/kWh 1.6ROC/kWh.

The rates of both building-mounted & ground-mounted solar PV arrays will reduce every year until 2017, meaning investing early will produce the best return on investment.

Earning comparison Feed-in Tariff Renewables Obligation Certificate
Pence per kilowatt hour 7.4p/kWh 7.1p/kWh

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) also announced ROC rates for biomass projects. Full information about the rates for both solar and biomass can be found on the Ofgem website.

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