A shortage of energy means it is a good time to export the excess you generate from solar into the National Grid.
There has been a worldwide squeeze, partly because of a cold winter in Europe last year depleting reserves, and increased demand from countries such as China.
It has pushed the wholesale prices up by 250% and led to a number of suppliers going bust.
“In the past, the price for excess solar energy exported to the National Grid has been quite low per Kw/h,” said Simon Hopkins of HIT Energy Services.
“But with energy prices increasing around the world, this also means what is generated from your Solar PV is more valuable up 0.12p per Kwh exported*.”
Rising costs mean a number of well-known suppliers have gone bust in recent months because of the situation.
New sources of energy, such as from solar, can relieve the pressure on reserves, but also provide a boost to farmers, agricultural firms, companies and landowners that generate it to run their operations.
Simon added: “The price paid by the National Grid has traditionally been quite low, but there is a huge need now for energy from different sources.
“This means any excess you generate is needed and more valuable than ever.”
HIT Energy Services is able to help
Solar PV owners by looking at all current export deals available, or reviewing any arrangements you already have in place.
Even if you have export limitations set by a distribution network operator, we can revisit the original agreement to make sure you maximise export revenues at the best rate.
We can also help with getting an export meter installed, or monitor the amount of energy you send to the National Grid.
This is the latest service offered by the Lincoln-based solar specialists.
Our free health checks mean any system that has aged or is underperforming can get our expert gaze over it, and we will make sure it is generating at 100% of its potential again.
Through our HIT Energy Guard, we can also monitor performance 24/7, meaning if performance ever drops again, even for a short time, we can fix it – this has saved some owners hundreds or even thousands of pounds a month.
We are also helping people to get into the market – for those who are unable or unsure about the initial outlay for a Solar PV system, we can build it free of charge through our HIT Energy Power Purchase.
Simon added: “As well as building sites, we are also repowering them for people in every part of the U.K. – our goal is to tailor services for everyone’s needs.
“We are passionate about solar and want as many people as possible to join us in our renewables revolution.”
Our work has been recognised with a string of accolades – at Lamma 2020, we scooped the online innovation award, while we also beat hundreds of other products to be ranked seventh in the Midlands Tech 50 list.
We won innovation product of the year at the Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation Awards in 2019 and 2020, as well as being recognised at the Lincolnshire Business Awards 2020 (which took place in March 2021).
*Jan 2022 – 12 month contract