Solar PV EPC Need a D Rating?
Since April 2016 all properties being fitted with solar PV panels are required to have an EPC rating of at least a D grade if they are to qualify for the higher rate Feed in Tariff (FIT). In our experience the vast majority of properties we have surveyed nationally (over 70%) achieve a D rating or higher as is. When it comes to Solar PV, this percentage is much higher, as the kind of property owners who are interested in PV are likely to have already taken out other energy saving measures such as insulating their lofts.
As a PV installer, you need to be sure that each property you are working on can achieve a D rating. This must be achieved before you put the panels on the roof and any PV system is commissioned. In the event of a property not achieving a D rating, we will inform you and be able to discuss the options available. Please be aware that for FIT and ROO-FIT applications, the EPC must predate the commissioning date of any PV installation. We would also recommend against using exemption letters for PV installations when it can be avoided. Please contact us to find out more details.
In the very rare instances where even with the PV the property fails to achieve a D, then we are always on hand to provide expert advice on additional energy saving measures, and are often able to help with ways these can be funded through ECO or other similar routes.
All our clients are provided with access to our bespoke booking system, allowing you to track the progress of your jobs in real time. Contact us today to find out more about our first rate Solar PV EPC service.