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The case for Octopus Agile (with solar panels)
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17 Yingli 235 panels
Sunnyboy 4000TL inverter
Solar Immersion installed May 2013, after two Solar Immersion lasting just over the guarantee period replaced with Solic 200... no problems since.
13 Feb 2020 LUX AC 3600 and 3 X Pylon Tech 3.5 kW batteries added...
I'm just switching to Octopus and an thinking Agile will be beneficial as I'm exporting 10+kw a day right now which will be better than the 7.5p SEG.
Is it easy to switch between tariffs?
2.72kWp PV facing SSW installed Jan 2012. 11 x 247w panels, 2.5kw inverter. 29MWh generated, long-term average 2.6 Os.
The difference in export payments is quite big, I think I need yo give it a go st least for the summer and see how it does.
Very useful info indeed, thank you.
Octopus replaced both my SMETS2 (2 year old) meters on 8th June as they were having problems connecting with the gas one, now they're getting all readings.
Little yet to go on but bill now received up to the meter change, including export payment, show I'm in credit £26.81 (plus another £50 from referral and £1 I paid to trigger the payment of referral fee lol). So all my gas and electric charges covered and a bit of "profit". I pay by DD on receipt of bill but nothing to pay for yet.
We don't have an EV so I don't need to worry about overnight cheap tariffs.
Winter will be another matter and I think I need to do the whole 12 months with solar to see how it works out and if I've made the right choices.
Solar PV 5.25kWp SW facing (14 x 375 Longi) Lux 3.6kw hybrid inverter and 4.8kw Pylontech battery storage installed March 22
Octopus Flux electric and Tracker gas