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Solar PV Export meter

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I've just had solar  PV installed. 
I've noticed than my old meter had a solid red light, which I guess means I'm not using the grid electric, now it's darker it's flashing. 

But the generation meter they've installed does this look correct? The arrows are on "import" surely I should be exporting to the grid. 

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  • Alnat1
    Alnat1 Posts: 3,348 Forumite
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    This is how much your panels have generated.

    I think my installer said it would switch between IMP and EXP but I've never seen it change since panels went on in March.
    Barnsley, South Yorkshire
    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 Agile/Fixed Outgoing and Tracker gas
  • sevenhills
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     I guess means I'm not using the grid electric, now it's darker it's flashing. 

    But the generation meter they've installed does this look correct? The arrows are on "import" surely I should be exporting to the grid. 
    I would certainly be using electricity every second of the day.
    Stand by DVD player, microwave and various clock displays, the fridge/freezer maybe running and I always have either the TV or radio on.
    I don't have a clue when I am drawing from the grid, as my meters are first generation.
  • Skintsaver
    Skintsaver Posts: 129 Forumite
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    Alnat1 said:
    This is how much your panels have generated.

    I think my installer said it would switch between IMP and EXP but I've never seen it change since panels went on in March.
    So how do I know what I've used and exporting to the grid? Sorry this I new to me
  • EricMears
    EricMears Posts: 3,253 Forumite
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    Alnat1 said:
    This is how much your panels have generated.

    I think my installer said it would switch between IMP and EXP but I've never seen it change since panels went on in March.
    So how do I know what I've used and exporting to the grid? Sorry this I new to me
    If you have a 'smart' meter,  it will have an export register that you can read occasionally.  If not,  afraid you're stuffed.
    NE Derbyshire.4kWp S Facing 17.5deg slope (dormer roof).24kWh of Pylontech batteries with Lux controller BEV : Hyundai Ioniq5
  • Spies
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    It doesn't matter if it says IMP, they've just wired the meter up in reverse, those meters are essentially pointless anyway, they only have to fit them due to MCS guidance.
    4.29kWp Solar system, 45/55 South/West split in cloudy rainy Cumbria. 
  • Skintsaver
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    Spies said:
    It doesn't matter if it says IMP, they've just wired the meter up in reverse, those meters are essentially pointless anyway, they only have to fit them due to MCS guidance.
    That's what I thought. I was supprised to see it fitted. I would of thought everything would be via Smart Meters
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