A Guarantee Scheme, financial support and options for surplus energy would all boost domestic solar uptake.
Social Energy has launched a new solar export tariff offering 20p/kWh for the first 1,000kWh exported per year.
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling for the introduction of a floor price above zero for the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) to help support community energy.
As the Smart Export Guarantee turns a year old, Solar Power Portal takes a look back at how it came to be and what the last year has been like under the scheme.
Suppliers have reported growth in the uptake of their Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariffs despite challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
UK solar wholesaler Midsummer Energy has bolstered its partner ranks on the back of doubled sales in 2019, noting a gathering momentum behind the industry.
Ofgem is in talks with suppliers to “ensure they understand their Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) obligations”, with export tariffs required to be available to all customers with eligible installs.
Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) offerings continue to be announced, as Good Energy reveals its tariff for smaller installations isn’t yet operational.
Shell Energy has boosted its Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff to 3.5p per kWh, two days after the scheme was introduced.
Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariffs have been unveiled after the legislation came into full effect yesterday (1 January 2020), with pricing ranging wildly from Social Energy's 5.6p per kWh down to the barely-compliant 0.001p per kWh that Shell Energy is offering.
Shell Energy’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff is to launch later in 2020 than the 1 January implementation date, it told Solar Power Portal.
Details on the information generators will be required to provide suppliers with to receive Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments have been revealed in draft guidance for suppliers published by Ofgem.
BEIS will intervene if suppliers fail to come forward with a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff come January, a spokesperson for the department said this week.
Few could fault the government for rallying behind clean energy funding where others demur but are vague or localised measures enough for a world with 12 years left to limit global warming?
Details of the government’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) emerged earlier this week, eliciting responses that range from calling it “better than nothing” to welcoming an end to the “ongoing tragedy” of the policy gap between the feed-in tariff (FiT) and the SEG.
The policy gap between the feed-in tariff (FiT) and the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is set to close by the end of 2019, guaranteeing payment for excess domestic solar generation.
The government is aiming to start the legislative process for the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) before the summer in a bid to have the export tariff up and running before the end of the year.
Octopus Energy has sought to “replace and improve” upon the now defunct export tariff with its own iteration.
Energy minister Claire Perry has remained tight-lipped over the future shape of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) as her department begins to pour over responses to its consultation on the matter.
The government’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), its eagerly awaited replacement for the soon-to-close export tariff, has been dubbed both a “new era” for solar and a “mountain to climb” as the proposals received a mixed response.