UK and solar

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Providence, United States
Joined: 9 Jan 2010

What I bunch of tight arses - I guess they don't care about the future of the planet...

Here in AU I get 22c feed in. 
For comparison my carrier charge rate is somewhere between 30-40c / kw/h depending on how much you use which is pretty pricey electricity so cutting this by 75-50% does add up.

I don't recall what electricity costs in the UK per kw/h how close is this to 12p ?


Glasgow, United Kingdom
Joined: 26 Oct 2009
Pretty short sighted

It's a pretty poor show.

The pricing is made up of several parts. A daily 'standing charge', mine is 24p. Then a charge for each kWh mine is 9.5p - there is usually a discount applied if you pay by direct debit. more discount if you buy gas from the same supplier. Oh yes, plus VAT at 5%. There are endless 'special tariff deals' which are generally time limited. If you spot a better deal there is often a penalty charge for moving. 

Despite having a 'smartmeter' with a sim card inside it, the meter guy still comes around to do manual readings. Seems that the billing system isn't capable of taking a feed from the meters. Also, the meter reader guy can check for safety and no hot-wiring so good for everyone.

The main thing that you notice is how very much cheaper it is to buy the same amount of energy with gas.

Blackburn, United Kingdom
Joined: 19 May 2012
never had a meter guy 'round

never had a meter guy 'round here but then we have moved on a bit since 2010

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