The govt’s feed-in tariff incentive scheme for small-scale renewable power installations entered a brand new segment over the weekend with the release of an professional record of six wind turbines eligible for the incentives.
To obtain bills in the course of the feed-in tariff schemes, wind turbines smaller than 50kW have to achieve approval from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) in addition to be fitted by way of an MCS-accredited installer.
However, because of the long trying out procedure required to make sure turbines carry out as marketed, just a handful of turbines had accomplished MCS accreditation when the feed-in tariff was once introduced in April ultimate yr.
As a end result, the corporate working the MCS produced a transition record of turbines that met quite a few standards and have been searching for complete certification, which have been nonetheless allowed to qualify for the feed-in tariff.
However, the transition record was once abolished on 1 January this yr, even if best six fashions – manufactured, respectively, by way of UK companies Evance Wind and Proven Energy, US corporate Southwest Windpower and Denmark’s Gaia-Wind – have acquired complete MCS accreditation and are actually eligible for the feed-in tariff.