Solar PV and smart meters?yes or no

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
Hi
I have had a 4kw solar system for 5 years now without any serious issues so far. I have been offered a smart meter for my house. I just wondered whether anyone with solar PV system has had one of these fitted and whether they complement each other or should I best avoid until it becomes compulsary. Do these smart meters take into consideration the solar energy that is produced or not?

Thanks

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  • 1961Nick1961Nick Forumite
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    Hi
    I have had a 4kw solar system for 5 years now without any serious issues so far. I have been offered a smart meter for my house. I just wondered whether anyone with solar PV system has had one of these fitted and whether they complement each other or should I best avoid until it becomes compulsary. Do these smart meters take into consideration the solar energy that is produced or not?

    Thanks

    If you're exporting more than the deemed 50% it may be to your advantage to be paid for the metered export.
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    1961Nick wrote: »
    If you're exporting more than the deemed 50% it may be to your advantage to be paid for the metered export.

    I didn't think a standard smart meter is accepted by the utility companies for export. Don't they tend to use the excuse that it's not calibrated?

    Others know better than me but isn't it also the case that the likes of bulb and octopus offer export tariffs but these are usually only beneficial to those who had installs after the FIT scheme ended. Others are unlikely to be better off and in addition FIT payments are certain whereas export tariffs are at the whim of the companies?
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