Feed in Tariffs - Utility Recommendation

Has anyone had a particularly good service with a utility company when registering for FiT payments? I'm just about to register my stsem and thought I'd ask for comments before I go ahead.
Target of wind & watertight by Sept 2011 :D
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  • zeupaterzeupater Forumite
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    Gizmosmum wrote: »
    Has anyone had a particularly good service with a utility company when registering for FiT payments? I'm just about to register my stsem and thought I'd ask for comments before I go ahead.
    Hi

    I suppose that there is also a second and related question ......

    Has anyone actually negotiated an export fee at anything over the 3p minimum yet ???

    :)
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  • Tried Good Energy - you have to have your electricity with them:(, tried EDF who I have got electricity with and wont be moving before March but if and when I do move I have to move my FiT payment too :(. Trying Ecotricity now they seem to have a lot fewer strings attached.
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  • zeupater wrote: »
    Hi

    I suppose that there is also a second and related question ......

    Has anyone actually negotiated an export fee at anything over the 3p minimum yet ???

    :)


    Not yet - seems hard enough getting someone to take the Fit without any strings attached..
    Target of wind & watertight by Sept 2011 :D
  • Just had system installed 29/10/2010.
    My supplier for Electric and gas is OVO.
    They do not provide FIT payments and told me to register with British Gas.
    Phoned British Gas they emailed me forms to fill in requiring info and copies of MCS certificate, Final invoice, copy of passport etc.
    They then sent me a terms and conditions to sign.
    Today they sent me an email to say I am registered and must phone them with a meter reading every 3 months starting 29/Jan 2011.
    They pay 41.3p plus 1.5p (half the export rate of 3p).
    Hope this helps
    Graham
  • gjpountain wrote: »
    Just had system installed 29/10/2010.
    My supplier for Electric and gas is OVO.
    They do not provide FIT payments and told me to register with British Gas.
    Phoned British Gas they emailed me forms to fill in requiring info and copies of MCS certificate, Final invoice, copy of passport etc.
    They then sent me a terms and conditions to sign.
    Today they sent me an email to say I am registered and must phone them with a meter reading every 3 months starting 29/Jan 2011.
    They pay 41.3p plus 1.5p (half the export rate of 3p).
    Hope this helps
    Graham

    Thanks for this - why are they only paying half of the export tariff? Or are they paying half of the full reading deeming the other half is used in your home which would equate to 3p/kwh?
    Target of wind & watertight by Sept 2011 :D
  • Hi,
    If after 3 months my meter reading says I have produced 186 Kwh of electric they will pay me:
    186 x 41.3p
    and
    186 x 1.5p (or if you like 93 x 3p)
    This is due to the fact that I do not have or need an export meter.
    I believe I will use more than half the generated power especially as it is winter so I will be better off than having an export meter.

    By the way in contrast to the three worse months for producing solar (for my system)
    Nov. should produce 72 Kwh
    Dec. should produce 46.2 Kwh
    Jan. should produce 68.4Kwh

    Best summer months should be as follows
    May should produce: 344 Kwh
    June should produce: 318 Kwh
    July should produce: 334 Kwh

    I was amazed at the difference between the worst 3 months and the best 3 months.

    One thing also to mention. I have a split system on two adjacent roofs SW and SE, 6 x 240watt panels on each, two inverters and two meters. Output 2.88 total.
    I have a shading problem with next doors roof but have overcome this by positioning the panels in an upturned V shape. However this will work Ok in the summer months (which are the most important months) but in winter the sun is so low the shade does not go until about noon (not all but part).
    Also in summer next doors tree is not a problem as the sun is higher but in winter it overshadows the other roof for about 30 mins mid day.
    Probably didn't want to know all that but could be interesting to someone!
    Graham
  • Thanks for clarifying - for one awful moment I thought BG were only paying 1.5p/kwh :o . Your figures are interesting for the summer winter comparison. I've got 3.96kwp, SE facing with a bit of shading in the morning and we've generated 60kwh in the last 17 days. I was a bit disappointed to start with but we've had such miserable, cloudy weather since we've installed that it's hardly surprising.

    Bright sunshine today and the generation meter is clocking up quite nicely :)
    Target of wind & watertight by Sept 2011 :D
  • So 60Kwh in 17 days = 3.5 Kwh per day from a 3.96Kwh system
    dividing 3.5 by 3.96 = .88 Kwh per Kilowatt system

    I have produced 32.4 Kwh in 14days = 2.3 Kwh per day from a 2.88Kwh system.
    dividing 2.3 by 2.88 = .80 Kwh per kilowatt system.

    So I make it that you are getting 10% more than I am per kilowatt system size.

    I'm based in Oswaldtwistle perhaps the most sunless place on the planet, at least it seems that way sometimes.
    Graham
  • Gizmosmum wrote: »
    Has anyone had a particularly good service with a utility company when registering for FiT payments? I'm just about to register my stsem and thought I'd ask for comments before I go ahead.

    I registered with E.ON even though they are not my current energy supplier. Their application form was easy to understand/complete and they processed it in under a week.

    They also pay your FiT payments directly into your nominated bank account and not by cheque like some other companies.

    I only had my Solar PV system installed in October so, as I won't be due to receive my first FiT payment until January, I can't comment on their actual payment process.
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    Another vote for E-On from me. I already downloaded the application from the E-On website and sent it off on Weds 3rd November recorded delivery. Received my FIT's contract more or less by return on Sat 6th. Sent contract back recorded on 8th (must sign & return within 10 days or have to make a new application)
    As stated tariff is paid straight into a nominated bank account, I have to send next generation meter reading on 4th February.
    Don't forget that with your application you now need to include a copy of your MCS certificate and also a copy of your final invoice which must bear the words 'paid in full' to prove ownership of the system as required by Ofgem and a generation reading no older than 4 days ago.
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