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    • nanamags
    • By nanamags 12th Jul 17, 11:39 PM
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    Solar panels
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    • 12th Jul 17, 11:39 PM
    Solar panels 12th Jul 17 at 11:39 PM
    I'm looking to change energy provider. I have solar panels will this make changing a problem?

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    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 13th Jul 17, 8:44 AM
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    I'm looking to change energy provider. I have solar panels will this make changing a problem?

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    Originally posted by nanamags
    No. Your supply and generation contracts are separate. You can switch your supply contract at will. There is no need to switch your FIT contract.
    • pooch
    • By pooch 13th Jul 17, 10:05 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 10:05 AM
    I'm looking to change energy provider. I have solar panels will this make changing a problem?

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    Mags
    Originally posted by nanamags

    From the MSE Cheap Energy Club FAQs

    I have solar panels - can I still switch my energy supply?

    You can switch your gas and electricity energy supplier and this shouldn't affect the payments that you get from your existing feed-in tariff provider - it is obliged to continue making payments to you. You can do your switch as normal via Cheap Energy Club, or via any other switching site.

    If you'd like to change your feed-in tariff provider, you'll need to arrange this with your chosen supplier - you can't do this through Cheap Energy Club.

    The 'big six' energy companies (British Gas, EDF, E.on, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE) must pay a feed-in tariff to you if you generate renewable energy at home through your solar panels. Some smaller companies don't offer feed-in tariffs but to find out which ones do, please see Ofgem's website.

    See our Solar Panels guide for more info.
    https://clubs.moneysavingexpert.com/cheapenergyclub/faq?
    Last edited by pooch; 13-07-2017 at 10:08 AM.
    • Hengus
    • By Hengus 13th Jul 17, 10:14 AM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 10:14 AM
    To put the above advice into its proper context, there is no financial advantage to be made by switching FIT payers. FIT payers are just agents for the Government and your FIT rate was agreed at the time of registration. Many of the smaller suppliers - those that offer the cheapest deals - will not take on FIT contracts.
    Last edited by Hengus; 13-07-2017 at 10:20 AM.
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