If you already receive Feed in Tariff export payments, then nothing needs to change. You keep receiving these payments from your FiT provider – the great part is that the export component of the FiT is deemed at 50% of the free solar that you generate (known as Deemed Export). Whilst we would expect all FIT customers to be better off remaining on Deemed Export, you are able to opt out of receiving FIT Deemed Export, and opt in to get the Social Energy Export tariff. However, the Ofgem rules state you can only do this after you’ve been receiving Deemed Export for more than 12 months.
Whilst a typical customer without a battery will export around 80% of their solar, by adding a battery that number can decrease to less than 50%. This means that rather than being paid for less than you’re exporting, you could be getting paid for more than you export (e.g. if your battery results in 60% in home consumption of your solar energy, you’ll still be getting paid for 50% export, whilst only actually exporting 40%).