Powering the switch to green energy
03 Sep 2019
If you’ve got solar panels, don’t worry – you are still free to switch your energy supply to a different provider in exactly the same way as a house without solar panels.
This is because your feed-in tariff operates as a separate contract. Remember, the feed-in tariff is a government subsidy that is paid to you via your feed-in tariff contract. Although you can change which company you use to administer the payments (they earn a small amount for processing them), there’s little benefit in doing so, as the price you get for the energy won’t change.
But, that doesn’t mean you can’t change the company you buy your electricity from. Just switch as if you didn’t have solar panels, and your feed-in tariff will remain unchanged.