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Posted by Falcon on July 21, 2011, 10:23 am
 

 On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:53:27 +0100, "Giga2" wrote ...

Yes, normal domestic PV installations work differently here in the UK. In
your case the energy you generate has no effect on the amount of power you
draw from the grid, in the UK the energy we generate reduces our reliance
on supplies from the grid.

I don't know what Tom consumes in a year, but if it's anywhere near the UK
average (3,300 kWh), the money he makes from his PV installation could just
about offset his entire electricity bill. PV manufacturers here in the UK
usually estimate that PV installations will reduce their customers bills by
around a third (around 110 p.a.) and their income from 'sales' to the grid
could be as high as 1,000 per year. If those assumptions are correct, PV
installations should virtually offset an average household's entire
electricity AND gas bill.

As I said earlier, what concerns me is not necessarily the viability of PV
on a personal level, it's the effect they have on electricity prices for
those who cannot afford them.

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Falcon:
fide, sed cui vide. (L)


Posted by Falcon on July 21, 2011, 10:25 am
 

 On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:23:54 +0100, Falcon wrote ...

Correction: In Tom's case.


Falcon:
fide, sed cui vide. (L)


Posted by Giga2 on July 21, 2011, 8:12 pm
 

I can see that concern but I am in favour of boosting this market, everyone
will benefit in the long-run.



Posted by Falcon on July 21, 2011, 10:20 am
 
 On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 11:16:40 +0200, Tom P wrote ...

Yes, thanks Tom. That explains it. As you probably guessed, normal domestic
PV installations work differently here in the UK. In your case the energy
you generate has no effect on the amount of power you draw from the grid,
in the UK the energy we generate reduces our reliance on supplies from the
grid.


--
Falcon:
fide, sed cui vide. (L)


Posted by Tom P on July 21, 2011, 3:46 pm
 On 07/21/2011 12:20 PM, Falcon wrote:

So how do you meter the grid feed-in, or don't you? Does the meter run
backwards if you produce more power than you use?

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