smart export guarantee . . .

New MCS accredited solar PV installations are eligible for the Smart Export Guarantee offering a small payment per unit of electricity exported to the grid.

About the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

The smart export guarantee (SEG) is an obligation set by the government for licensed electricity suppliers to offer a tariff and make payment to small-scale low-carbon generators for electricity exported to the National Grid, providing certain criteria are met. The SEG came into force on 1 January 2020.

Who’s the SEG for

Any solar PV system up to 5 MW and located in the UK is eligible for the SEG.

How does the SEG work?

The SEG Licensee (electricity supplier) is required to put processes in place to pay for the electricity exported by the eligible installation and to report to Ofgem on installations under the SEG arrangements. SEG Licensees determine the rate they will pay, contract length and other terms.
Suppliers offer slightly different rates for the SEG, so it is worth having a look around to ensure you receive the best deal available.
More information can be found on the solar trade associations website by following this LINK

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