Sell Your Excess Solar Energy with SEG Payments in the UK

At Northampton Solar, we believe in maximising the benefits of solar energy for homeowners across the Northamptonshire. One significant advantage of solar power is the ability to generate more energy than you consume, especially during sunny days. But what happens to this surplus energy? That’s where Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments come into play.

What is the SEG?

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a government scheme introduced in January 2020 to replace the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme. It ensures that households and businesses generating renewable energy, such as solar power, can receive payments for the excess electricity they export to the grid.

How Does SEG Work?

  1. Install Solar Panels: The first step is to install solar panels on your property. These panels will harness sunlight and convert it into electricity, reducing your reliance on the grid.

  2. Generate Excess Energy: During periods of high sunlight or low energy consumption in your home, your solar panels may generate more electricity than you need. This excess energy is automatically exported to the grid.

  3. Metering: To accurately measure the amount of electricity you export, you’ll need a smart meter or a meter capable of exporting data. This meter records the amount of surplus energy you feed back into the grid.

  4. SEG Tariff: Electricity suppliers offer SEG tariffs to compensate you for the excess energy you export. The rate at which you’re paid per kilowatt-hour (kWh) varies depending on your supplier. It’s essential to shop around for the best SEG tariff to maximize your earnings.

  5. Payment: Your electricity supplier will calculate your SEG payments based on the meter readings and the agreed-upon tariff rate. Payments are typically made quarterly, although this can vary between suppliers.

Benefits of SEG Payments

  • Financial Incentive: SEG payments provide a financial incentive for homeowners to invest in renewable energy generation, such as solar panels.
  • Offset Energy Costs: By selling your excess energy back to the grid, you can offset your electricity bills and potentially even generate additional income.
  • Environmental Impact: Generating renewable energy reduces your carbon footprint and contributes to a more sustainable future for the planet.

Why Choose Northampton Solar?

At Northampton Solar, we’re committed to helping you harness the power of solar energy and maximize your savings. Our team of experts will guide you through the process of installing solar panels and accessing SEG payments, ensuring you get the most out of your investment.

Ready to start generating clean, renewable energy and earning SEG payments? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a brighter, more sustainable future.

Empower your home with solar energy and reap the rewards with SEG payments. Join the green energy revolution with Northampton Solar!