FAQs - Renewable Power

Renewable power information including wind turbine, domestic and commerical solar PV installations.

A Wind Inverter is a stand alone inverter system that is used with wind turbines to convert the dc energy from the wind turbine motor into an ac output.

An Inverter is a circuit that converts direct current (DC) energy to an alternating current (AC) output. Inverter can be standalone telecoms inverters, solar inverters, wind inverters or an assembly within a UPS or standby power system.

A Solar Inverter is a stand alone inverter system that is used with solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels to convert the dc energy from the solar panel array into an ac output.

Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs) are government initiatives to provide suppliers of energy generated through some form of renewable power system (e.g. solar PV or wind turbine) with a financial sum based on the kilo-Watt hours (kWh) of energy supplied into the National Grid. FITs are intended to incentivise smaller scale power generation as opposed to the wider scale projects and the Renewable Obligation (RO).

The Renewable Obligation (RO) is a financial support incentive for large-scale renewable energy projects in the UK and came into effect in England, Wales and Scotland in 2002 and in Northern Ireland in 2005. The RO places an obligation on UK electricity suppliers to source an increasing proportion of their electricity from renewable generation sources. On an electricity bill, RO charges comprise of the Obligation level charge and the Buy-out price with the costs based on the energy used. The RO closed to all new generating capacity on 31st March 2017. Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) are certified issued to accredited renewable generators which suppliers use to demonstrate that they have met their energy supply obligation.

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