The Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme closed to new applications on 31 March 2019.
What Is the Smart Export Guarantee?
In June of 2019, the UK set a goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As part of pursuing that target, on 1 January 2020, the government instituted the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme. You might have heard of it already, but do you know what it entails and how you can qualify?
The SEG offers export tariffs for a variety of small-scale low-carbon energy generating technologies, as a means to encourage UK homeowners to pursue renewable energy. The Feed-in Tariff ended in 2019, and this new scheme replaces the FIT programme. Whether you already receive FIT payments or are new to renewables, you should learn about the SEG.
Under the SEG, energy companies will offer you tariffs for the renewable energy you export to the National Grid. You must meet some criteria to receive these tariffs, though. Both of these schemes encourage the uptake of domestic green energy use.
You can find info on FiT and Smart Export Guarantee here