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The Feed in Tariff is dead. The Export Guarantee is born

When the Feed in Tariff finishes end of March, some of the excess electric generated by your solar energy array will inevitably go back to the grid. At the moment there’s no mechanism to get paid for it. Even though it’s yours. Not only is this unfair, but under current legislation it’s also illegal. Which is why, Energy Minister Claire Perry has confirmed they will do something about it under a new Smart Export Guarantee.

The government is now consulting and anticipate a new system should be up and running by the summer. This is actually good news for solar panel owners, because it looks like the scheme will be naturally become marketised, rather than subsidised. In the past the Feed in Tariff offered a fixed rate determined by government. Now, instead of a subsidy, the new guarantee will be a minimum rate. Once this kicks in, it seems inevitable that there’ll be competition between energy suppliers to offer better tariffs in order to gain your loyalty.

Update 25th January, 2019

Tony Sampson, Naked Solar MD, met with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Tuesday this week. They were consulting with Solar Trade Association Members. They confirmed two crucial points:

  1. To benefit from the new proposed Export Guarantee scheme, you must have an MCS certified installation. (We do this as a matter of course.)
  2. Anyone installing between the end of the Feed in Tariff (March) and the start of the new scheme (probably summer) WILL be eligible for the new scheme.

So this is a very positive development for anyone considering going for solar panels but stalling because of the loss of the Feed in Tariff. Not only have prices come down considerably over the past decade, the new scheme is likely to end up being more generous than the current tariff.

If you’d like to discuss what this means for you, call our team on 01603 574186

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Jeanne , NR8

I cannot thank wise green energy enough for their professionalism and care over the installation of our solar panels, batteries and air source heating system. They are professional, caring and passionate about alternative energy sources as well as being able to explain how these work in a way I can understand! Our bills have gone down as well as us receiving the feed in tariff from our solar panels. Having recently had the air source heating system installed, I am waiting to see how much more our bills have gone down. We no longer put our radiators on when it gets chilly and have noticed that the quality of the air in our house is much improved. It never feels stuffy! I just wish we'd had it installed earlier before the heat wave this summer. Once again thank you to everyone at wise green energy for their knowledgeable, friendly and efficient staff. I would recommend you to anyone looking to do their bit for the planet and to reduce their bills.
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2019-06-06T09:52:16+00:00
I cannot thank wise green energy enough for their professionalism and care over the installation of our solar panels, batteries and air source heating system. They are professional, caring and passionate about alternative energy sources as well as being able to explain how these work in a way I can understand! Our bills have gone down as well as us receiving the feed in tariff from our solar panels. Having recently had the air source heating system installed, I am waiting to see how much more our bills have gone down. We no longer put our radiators on when it gets chilly and have noticed that the quality of the air in our house is much improved. It never feels stuffy! I just wish we'd had it installed earlier before the heat wave this summer. Once again thank you to everyone at wise green energy for their knowledgeable, friendly and efficient staff. I would recommend you to anyone looking to do their bit for the planet and to reduce their bills.

George

A very friendly and professional company. Walked us they the whole process and have continued to pay great attention to customer care since installation.
5.0
2019-06-06T13:27:17+00:00
A very friendly and professional company. Walked us they the whole process and have continued to pay great attention to customer care since installation.

Mark , Gillingham , ME5

I made a substantial financial investment into solar energy, battery storage and air source hot water heating with Wise Green. A truly professional and courteous service from first contact through fitting of the units to a minor repair several months after installation when a valve failed. I spend my money carefully as it takes a long time to earn, but if you're interested in saving and making money while doing your bit to save our planet then I would wholeheartedly recommend you give Wise Green a call. Battery storage means that during the summer months I don't buy from the national grid and get paid as an energy supplier! Win win.
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2019-06-06T13:32:04+00:00
I made a substantial financial investment into solar energy, battery storage and air source hot water heating with Wise Green. A truly professional and courteous service from first contact through fitting of the units to a minor repair several months after installation when a valve failed. I spend my money carefully as it takes a long time to earn, but if you're interested in saving and making money while doing your bit to save our planet then I would wholeheartedly recommend you give Wise Green a call. Battery storage means that during the summer months I don't buy from the national grid and get paid as an energy supplier! Win win.

Elizabeth – Essex CM7

‘The fact the Solar Assisted Heat Pump is only dependant on air - as opposed to solar is a real advantage, because I am receiving really hot water at anytime of the day or night. It has been working brilliantly ever since it was installed and gives ne great satisfaction.’
5.0
2018-05-25T08:40:44+00:00
‘The fact the Solar Assisted Heat Pump is only dependant on air - as opposed to solar is a real advantage, because I am receiving really hot water at anytime of the day or night. It has been working brilliantly ever since it was installed and gives ne great satisfaction.’

Catriona, Suffolk, IP17

‘I was delighted with how quickly and easily our solar assisted heat pump was installed. The guys had this on the wall and the compressor fitted within 4 – 5 hours with no mess at all. I can’t believe how it now provides all our hot water. I feel I want to rush out and tell everybody about it’.
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2018-05-25T08:41:47+00:00
‘I was delighted with how quickly and easily our solar assisted heat pump was installed. The guys had this on the wall and the compressor fitted within 4 – 5 hours with no mess at all. I can’t believe how it now provides all our hot water. I feel I want to rush out and tell everybody about it’.

Ana, Diss, IP21

I would like to praise the efficient way the work was carried out at my bungalow. The solar assisted heat pump is proving to be very successful with hot water every time we turn the tap on, no immersion heater needed which saves money and is very eco friendly’.
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2018-05-25T08:41:15+00:00
I would like to praise the efficient way the work was carried out at my bungalow. The solar assisted heat pump is proving to be very successful with hot water every time we turn the tap on, no immersion heater needed which saves money and is very eco friendly’.

Alan and June, Sheringham, Norfolk

We are in the  8th week of enjoying our Air source heat pump system. During this time the weather has been unseasonably cool and we have never had to resort to using our gas boiler for heating.

The installation was smooth and efficient, the unit itself is attractive and unobtrusive.  We are loving guilt free warm air at the touch of a button, and intend to rely on green energy for as long as possible . As a retired couple we are active and not given to sitting around all the time but neither do we deny ourselves the comfort of heat.
We would recommend your product to anyone, especially given recent reports of the consequences of our reliance on fossil fuels. We feel we are doing our bit for the environment and in the longer term reducing our heating costs.
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2019-06-19T10:31:07+00:00
We are in the  8th week of enjoying our Air source heat pump system. During this time the weather has been unseasonably cool and we have never had to resort to using our gas boiler for heating. The installation was smooth and efficient, the unit itself is attractive and unobtrusive.  We are loving guilt free warm air at the touch of a button, and intend to rely on green energy for as long as possible . As a retired couple we are active and not given to sitting around all the time but neither do we deny ourselves the comfort of heat. We would recommend your product to anyone, especially given recent reports of the consequences of our reliance on fossil fuels. We feel we are doing our bit for the environment and in the longer term reducing our heating costs.

Janice

We had our thermodynamic hot water panel fitted by Wise Green Energy approximately 3 years ago now and have been asked to provide some feedback, which we are happy to do.

Since we have had our new panel we have never had to use either the immersion or boiler and what we like about it is that we have hot water on tap all the time and it works at night and in the winter which our previous solar tubes could never do....also helping to extend the life of our poor 20 year old boiler.

From start to finish Wise Green Energy have been very polite, informative but professional and at the same time, as we feel that some companies we’ve dealt with in the past have been over friendly to compensate for their lack in professionalism...also too pushy and make promises they can’t keep.
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2019-06-06T13:30:56+00:00
We had our thermodynamic hot water panel fitted by Wise Green Energy approximately 3 years ago now and have been asked to provide some feedback, which we are happy to do. Since we have had our new panel we have never had to use either the immersion or boiler and what we like about it is that we have hot water on tap all the time and it works at night and in the winter which our previous solar tubes could never do....also helping to extend the life of our poor 20 year old boiler. From start to finish Wise Green Energy have been very polite, informative but professional and at the same time, as we feel that some companies we’ve dealt with in the past have been over friendly to compensate for their lack in professionalism...also too pushy and make promises they can’t keep.

Nathan

What a fantastic service! Nothing was too much trouble and we can't recommend them highly enough!
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2019-06-06T13:21:15+00:00
What a fantastic service! Nothing was too much trouble and we can't recommend them highly enough!
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