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As the price of energy has rocketed, and the price of solar panels has come down, generating solar power, and using it yourself gives a far bigger saving now than it used to. Under the smart export guarantee (SEG) scheme, which launched in January 2020, households in Great Britain get paid for solar energy they ‘export’. This is electricity you generate, but don’t use yourself, which is then pumped back into the national energy grid.
Solar PV Maintenance
Most systems require little, or no maintenance and the panels should last for decades, although it is worth checking that they are not too dirty every year, as this can reduce performance.
Installation costs repaid
If your household normally uses a lot of electricity during the day, installation costs could be repaid in as little as five years.
Storing excess electricity
It could make sense to shift and store as much of your electricity consumption as possible to during the day. This also reduces carbon emissions, as you rely less on grid electricity which is often partially generated through fossil fuels.
Even without the SEG payments, PV systems are cheaper, more durable and more efficient than ever before and will deliver long-term carbon and financial savings, especially if the price of electricity continues to rise.