Shell Energy has significantly bumped the price it will pay for solar energy produced by domestic customers, after attracting criticism from climate campaigners for initially having the lowest rates on the market. Under the new Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) launched on Wednesday large suppliers must pay for energy provided to the grid by small scale producers, including people with rooftop solar panels. When the SEG tariffs were first announced earlier this week, Shell was listed as paying 0.001p per kWh, the lowest of any energy provider. Greenpeace described Shell’s initial rate as a “tight-fisted offer”. Shell Energy has today insisted the 0.001p offering was a “pilot tariff” and has now upgraded the tariff to 3.5p per kWh, putting it on par with rival energy providers EDF and SSE. The highest tariff is paid by Social Energy at 5.6p per kWh.
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