Power My Home solar panels in the UK.

PV solar panels, incentives, and export tariffs

Currently, 1.8 million domestic PV adoptions since 2009. 2 million installations are projected by 2025 in the United Kingdom alone. This growth in adoption is due to the rising costs of traditional energy, supplemental technologies, and historical incentives and tariffs for photovoltaic solar panels. There is no better incentive than acknowledging the age of cheap energy is over.

"I would like to tell you how satisfied I am with the photovoltaic solar panels you installed. I was informed, and the installers were all very pleasant. Once again, I want to thank you for helping me to install the system."
Mrs. Holmes, Swindon.

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 October 2023.

The basics.

PV solar panels can be offset with an export tariff and offer a permanent solution to high electricity costs. The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) pays generators for their surplus power and encourages competition in the self-generation marketplace.

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.

Energy independence-ish.

Generating independence is the best incentive for installing 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 solar panel 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.

Whether we like it or not, the world around us is changing. Most solar panel adopters installed to protect themselves long-term and join a growing army of independent self-generators. Today, PV export tariffs make solar panels an essential partnership for life, especially in this crazy geopolitical world. A payment for surplus generated and not stored with battery storage make them a friend for those working from home.

Solar panels made easy

"I've witnessed many fantastic changes, innovations, and aftermarket products arrive on the scene. My fellowship with ethically-minded MCS solar panel installers goes back decades. Today, I offer my experience to help adopters discover the best."

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