Specialist Installer of Solar Photovoltaic and Battery Storage Systems in Oxford and Surrounding Counties

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Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) became widely available on 1st January 2020.

The scheme is intended to guarantee a payment for all electricity exported to the National Grid. All suppliers with more than 250,000 customers are obliged to offer a SEG rate. The rate payable is driven by market forces so can be quite variable with the current best rates (Jan 2021) in the order of 5.5p per kWh exported. Solar Energy UK provide a listing of current SEG rates.

The key features of the scheme are:

  • No maximum installed capacity
  • May need to be an existing customer or switch to them
  • Will need a Smart Meter (SMETS2)
  • Technically you could surrender the Export element of the FiT payment and register for the SEG 

Sims Solar can advise on all aspects of the new scheme.


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