Specialist Installer of Solar Systems in Oxford and Surrounding Counties

Call us on: 01491 836065

or email enquiries@simssolar.co.uk

Enery certificate

Energy Performance Certificate

From 12 January 2016 the Government introduced a significant change to the eligibility of PV installations to the FiT.

To receive the higher rate of FiT, the energy efficiency of the property must meet or exceed an energy efficiency rating of Level D. The installation of solar PV cannot be used to raise the energy rating of the property. In the past, this was not the case and the installation of solar PV could be used to increase the efficiency rating of the property. If the energy rating of the property cannot meet this criteria, then only the lower rate of 0.87p per kWh generated is available to the installation.

The Government estimates that half the housing stock in England and the majority of houses built in the last 10 years should meet this criteria.

To meet this target, a property, as a minimum, is likely to need cavity wall insulation and the full recommended 270mm of loft installation in place.

Sims Solar through its Associates can undertake this assessment on the customers behalf, and advise on the recommended home improvement measures required.

If you would like to know how you too could benefit from solar renewables, please contact Paul by email at paul@simssolar.co.uk, by mobile on 07717 004240 or in the office on 01491 836065 for advice and a free, no obligation home assessment and quotation.


“Just wanted to say thank you for such a smooth and professional installation. Throughout the process I found you knowledgeable and trustworthy.”

Mr and Mrs W