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FIT experiences

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
As the title suggests, what are your experiences with FIT companies?

I have asked BULB (who i am with at the moment before PV) but they said they are running a beta programme, so not totally convinced by them.
3.78 kWp PV SolarEdge with iBoost South facing.
30° pitch roof 4% shading. Installed 6th June 18.
Gloucester

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  • pinnkspinnks Forumite
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    Loads of comments and thoughts for you to digest here (31 pages of info so pointing you at the last page) https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3512647&page=31

    I am with EOn and perfectly happy. Online system, pay quickly and accurately.

    Happy reading...

    Just noticed 2 of us were typing at the same time, oh well
    Wiltshire - 5.25kWp
    3.5kWp: 14 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 4000TL, WSW 40 degrees, June 2013
    1.75kWp: 7 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 1600TL, SSE 45 degrees, March 2014
  • hawkwinddotcomhawkwinddotcom Forumite
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    Thanks people
    3.78 kWp PV SolarEdge with iBoost South facing.
    30° pitch roof 4% shading. Installed 6th June 18.
    Gloucester
  • EctophileEctophile Forumite
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    I'm with EDF. They took a very long time to initially process the application. But they did back-pay me for all the FITs I was owed.

    Now, they are really fast at paying. I submit a meter reading and get the money in just a few days.

    They helpline seem quite friendly too whenever I have called them.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
  • hawkwinddotcomhawkwinddotcom Forumite
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    Bit confused (or not)
    OFGEM states FIT as 4.01 but quotes from pv installers state 3.89 (ish)

    Also Export as 5.24 but installers quoting as 5.00 (ish)

    Am I right in thinking the providers are skimming a little off the top for profit?
    3.78 kWp PV SolarEdge with iBoost South facing.
    30° pitch roof 4% shading. Installed 6th June 18.
    Gloucester
  • pinnkspinnks Forumite
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    Suppliers cannot skim anything off the FiTs - the contract is between you and the FiT provider and are based on the system's date of commissioning and size. You'll get whatever OFGEM states.

    It could be that the installers are still working on the pre 1 April 2018 numbers?
    Wiltshire - 5.25kWp
    3.5kWp: 14 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 4000TL, WSW 40 degrees, June 2013
    1.75kWp: 7 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 1600TL, SSE 45 degrees, March 2014
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