PV solar panel installations in the Uniterd Kingdom.
PV solar export tariffs in the UK.

PV (photovoltaic) solar panel export tariffs in the UK

There is no better incentive than acknowledging the age of cheap energy is over. PV solar panels can be offset with an export tariff and offer a permanent solution to high electricity costs. Nowadays, the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) pays generators for their surplus power.

Currently, Octopus Energy offers 15p per kWh to self-generators. Export tariff wars will push suppliers to attract PV owners. However, the Octopus name suggests New World Orderly symbolism!

Octopus Energy 15.p
Good Energy 10p
Social Energy 5.6p
E.On 5.5p
Bulb 5.38p
OVO 4.0p
ScottishPower 4.0p
SSE 3.5p
EDF 3.5p
Npower 3.0p
Centrica/British Gas 1.5p

*Updated March 2023.

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Surplus power is stored via battery storage, water heating, or charging the car primarily or exported to the National Grid alternatively. Surplus-generated is measurable by the time of the year, so offsetting your winter energy costs is achieved in the summer months.

Surplus power will automatically feed into the National Grid.

PV solar panels, today.

Today, PV export tariffs make solar panels an essential partnership for life, especially in today's geopolitical world. A payment for surplus generated and not stored with battery storage make them an Allie for those working from home.

Currently, 1.8 million domestic PV adoptions since 2009. 2 million installations are projected by 2025 in the United Kingdom. This growth in adoption is due to the rising costs of traditional energy and new supplemental technologies to enjoy additional usefulness.

Grants and incentives for PV solar panels?

Generating independence is the best incentive for buying solar panels. Historically, grants and incentives in the UK began with the Blue Skies solar grant for solar heating in 2004. The Blue Skies grant scheme ended in 2008 and made way for the embryonic feed-in tariff scheme.

The earliest feed-in tariff motivated the early PV solar industry up to 2016. Today, selling and offsetting electricity by adopting a grid-tied PV system is now the way forward for homeowners.

Will a PV system produce all my needs?

In most cases, no. However, it can do a substantial portion. Each case varies depending on your consumption rate, geographical location, roof orientation, and the size of the system installed. Installers can predict output with high precision.

Stuart Lovatt
Power My Home Solar Panels
Sundial House, Panton Road, Chester CH2 3HX.
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