Frequently Asked Questions


How do you value my FiT?

Each PV system is individually assessed taking into account historical generation performance to-date and Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) rate. Once you have provided these basic details about your system we send you a personal valuation.

What about maintenance?

We will fully maintain the PV system at our own cost, as it is in our interest to make sure your system is performing to the best of its potential. We will monitor your system’s performance which will alert us to any technical issues, which we will address at no cost to yourself. This cover is for the balance of Feed-in-Tariff period, or as long as we have an active agreement.

Is the upfront cash payment Tax-Free?

Yes, the upfront cash lump sum you receive from Solar Equity Release is tax-free and the money will be paid directly into your chosen bank account.

What about my energy saving?

Firstly, the electricity which your PV system produces will remain yours to use, for free.

Secondly, we will never charge you for any electricity generated by your solar panels and this leaves you free to choose any energy provider that you wish (including the one you have at the moment). This means not only will you benefit from a reduced electricity bill but also you can choose the cheapest tariffs every year.

For how long is the final offer valid?

The final offer is valid for a period of 14 days.

Will I require the consent of my mortgage provider to cash-in with SolarEquityRelease?

No, unlike other schemes we do not lease or take ownership of your solar PV system, which would require the consent of your mortgage provider.

Does SolarEquityRelease lease or buy my solar PV system?

No, neither. We only take transfer of the remaining FiT payments.