Energy suppliers in the UK have unveiled a mixed bag of tariffs for domestic solar exports, with O&G major Shell’s supply business unveiling a tariff of just 0.001p/kWh. Under new legislation, dubbed the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), UK based energy retailers with more than 150,000 customers must offer an export tariff for households with solar installations fitted after 31 March 2019. The scheme replaces the country’s legacy feed-in tariff, which closed to new applicants on 31 March 2019, and ensures solar systems receive some form of financial payment for any power they export to the grid. A total of 13 suppliers have launched SEG tariffs – some voluntarily, as they sit below the 150,000 customer threshold – with the tariffs on offer ranging from 5.6p/kWh to just 0.0001p.
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