Solar panel owners will need smart meters to sell energy to the grid
Solar panel owners will be forced to get a smart meter in order to be paid for the extra energy they produce, under Government plans unveiled this week.
The smart export guarantee (SEG), which was unveiled on Monday, requires suppliers to pay for the amount of excess energy generated by households, tracked by smart meters, and will be implemented by January.
The £11bn roll-out of the devices, which send meter readings to suppliers automatically, has been hampered by a series of delays and issues over interoperability between energy firms.
More than two million smart meters are currently operating in “dumb mode” after their owners switched supplier, meaning they won’t be able to send accurate…