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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

More than 21,000 customers to be paid by ESB for their solar energy energy

More than 21,000 electricity customers have signed up to sell electricity from their solar panels back to the national grid since July.

Most “microgenerators” are residential customers who are already providing surplus from their rooftop panels because they had no system to pay.

Solar energy must be used at the time it is generated or stored in batteries for use later in the day or night, but the cost of storage units is high in many homes.

Under a plan announced last February, customers with grid connections and smart meters now have the power they “export” to the measured grid and charges will be due from July.

The Swachh Export Guarantee tariff will, in most cases, be paid as a waiver from electricity bills, when solar is not available or is insufficient to meet the needs of the household. ESB Networks said more than 21,000 subscribers had just been set up to receive the tariffs, but with solar panel grants now available, that number is expected to grow.

Solar panels can be installed separately from other retrofit measures, and properties do not need to show an improvement in energy rating to receive the grant.

A spokesperson for ESB Networks said that anyone who has solar panels but hasn’t signed up for tariffs, or is installing panels for the first time, should fill out the NC6 microgeneration notification form. This would allow them to check to make sure their installation was eligible for payment.

The amount paid is decided by the individual electricity suppliers. Pinergy was one of the first to announce its offering at 13.5 percent per kilowatt hour (kWh).

The payments, or bill credits, are dated back to February when the plan was formally announced. A disregard for €200 has been introduced so any payment up to this stage will not be liable to income tax.

The scheme is also open to micro generation from other technologies such as micro wind but in practice, solar is by far the most common.

A separate plan is to come into effect later this year for customers with large solar arrays.

Clean Export Premium, aimed at industry, large farms, schools, community buildings and institutions, will pay a smaller rate per kWh but will be fixed for 15 years.

EirGrid, which manages the national electricity grid, is preparing to handle about 600 megawatts of microgenerated solar power by 2030, enough to fully power a quarter million homes.

Already strong interest in the technology and many new homes being built with solar panels, the government indicated, are designed to boost the current level of grant support and payments that will end later in the decade. Will be done.

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