I've been speaking with an installer about getting GivEnergy batteries fitted to make better use of my summer generation and I understand that this will have no affect on my generation FiT, although having a Smart Meter fitted at the same time will mean that I move to metered export rather than the assumed 50% export. He has recommended some optimisers as I have winter shading on the lower row of panels and has assured me that this will not have any affect on my FiT either.
I'm on the original 25 year Tariff which is very generous and obviously don't want to do anything to interfere with that.
Could someone from EON confirm that neither the batteries nor the optimisers will cause a problem please?
Thanks very much.
Do you mind just explaining a little further what you are worried about?
- Having a battery will have an impact on your energy costs (both how much you get back, and how much you spend).
When installing a battery you will:
use your solar pannels in the time discussed (e.g. 10-15:00) in this time you would have also filled the battery
rather than using energy from the grid, you would then go on to use the energy in your battery (therefore paying less to the grid to use any energy)
you would also not have sent as much back to the grid, as you have it in your battery. (So less payments for your energy from the grid).
In this situation, optimisers will only improve your solar output.
If you want to speak to a specialist in this area contact the FIT / SEG team on 0808 501 5218, hours are 9 to 4pm on Thurs/Fri and 9 to 5pm Mon to Weds, but I hope I have helped explain things for you 😊