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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
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    Not sure if anyone can help me on this one. I have a client who is about to install a 6kW Proven. I've been researching the market for the most attractive buy back scheme. The problem is my client is on a very attractive BG electricity tariff until 2010 (6p per kWh!). All the suppliers I've approached seem to insist that as apart of the terms of the agreement you have to agree to take your supply from them (normally on their most expensive tariff!!). BG has a scheme but has a installed cap of 5kW. Anyone know if there is a supplier who will buy any excess generation without this obligation?
    The question arises, why does he want to install a wind turbine if he is only paying 6p/kwh? If he is determined he might do best by just selling his electricity to his neighbour and using that from BG for himself!
    His main reason is that he wants to cut his CO2 emissions plus he feels it will add value to his property (new build, very energy efficient). Selling to his neighbours is a not really an option as they are over 1 km away.
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2007 edited
    Heres some contacts that may be of use: http://www.alternative-energy.co.uk/Selling_your_energy.htm

    I am almost certain he will have to move away from his BG contract.
    Also it might be possible to ignore the export side and just claim the rocs for all the energy produced.
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2007
    I'm not aware of any micro renewable schemes where the 'supplier' will buy power unless they also supply it. The export element is always covered under a 'buy-back' agreement which you can only enter into with your own supplier. This is regulated by OFGEM.

    I'm with NPower. They offer a net tariff agreement - i.e. they pay you at the same rate for what you export as their tariff for import (standing charges excluded). Plus they do not, as yet, require fitting an export meter and they 'assume' an exported figure of 50% of generation. They will also act as agents for ROCs so keeping all the paperwork simple.

    How much is he expecting to generate/export?
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