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How to get your solar panels installed before the tariff cuts

There are now only a few weeks left before the latest tariff cuts take effect, which doesn't leave a lot of time to gather some prices, book an installation date and submit your information in time to qualify for the current Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) and earn up to £13,500 more than installing after August 1st.

The first step is to find out how much a system would cost for your property. Even if you have received a quote in the past, but a few months ago, then with the market as competitive as it is, you should definitely look to get some up-to-date prices.

Once you have some quotations from reputable installers and you can decide which company you would like to go with, then there is only a small window left for them to install the panels and register the installation for you to qualify for the FiT.

Be careful not to leave it too late. Companies are generally pretty fast at quoting, and installation times can take as little as 2 days for a typical residential install, but companies have a busy calender leading up to the tariff cuts which can delay your install date for a few weeks, and the installation needs to be completed with enough time left to get the paperwork done so you receive the FiT.