Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

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Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby championc » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:42 pm

Can anyone confirm if excess Solar power, fed back to the grid, is either paid for via a Feed in Tariff (FIT) or is Net Metering used ?

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby Capitan-Roberto » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:20 pm

If you are a prosumer, ie producer and consumer via the same meter then net metering is used. The calculation done each month, and you can not be credited for more than you consume even if you fed in more. Electric company keeps the extra and you receive no payment for the extra.

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby championc » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:42 pm

Brilliant - Net Metering is possibly simpler anyway.

I assume that systems must be registered with Endesa (or whoever). Would anyone have details for who or where (and how) to register ? Or do you simply inform the power company

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby Tom W » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:12 pm

We had panels installed last July but were told net metering was not possible/allowed. We are about to start getting paid 4.9c for what we export. I'd be very interested to know if there was a net metering option?

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby championc » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:05 pm

Could it be down to different electricity suppliers ?

And who with or how do you register a self built Solar PV system ?

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby gerrynag » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:03 pm

We had our solar panels installed in November and the firm that installed them contacted us a couple of weeks ago asking for our official address, our CUPS number from the electric bill and Cadastral reference, (on IBI), which they were supplying to Endessa so that we could be registered.
He said they haven't actually haven't started paying the feed-in tarif yet, but would soon.

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby championc » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:13 pm

Thanks Gerry,

At least I know that therefore Endesa must be notified in some way. I'll try contacting them directly.

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby jonesy10 » Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:49 am

Hi championc how did you get on with Endesa?

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby ashtondav » Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:09 pm

Did the installation company apply and get permits from the town hall or are they not required?

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby jonesy10 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:05 am

Anybody got the feed-in tariff working yet?

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby Tom W » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:41 am

Hi Jonesy. Do you mean getting paid for exported power as I don't think there is a Feed in Tariff here like is paid in UK? We get our bill reduced by the amount we export, at a much lower rate of course and only up to the same kWhs we have used that month. Any excess they keep for free but we're told thems the rules here!
It took about a year from install until the export paperwork got sorted out btw.

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby jonesy10 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:50 pm

Thanks Tom, so a year to get the export paper sorted gosh, nvm, our place is in Benalmadena as well, any recommendation for installer? Thanks.

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby Tom W » Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:37 pm

Well we used TarifaSolar and had no problems. The guy was Alberto and if your Spanish is as ropey as mine, he was great.

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby jonesy10 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:10 pm

Thanks again Tom, yes not very good Spanish, is your supplier Endesa? For you how long do you think it will take to recover the investment?

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby Tom W » Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:43 pm

They switched us from Endesa to Fenia to get the credit for export. Very slightly better costs but we get reduction for export. I'm afraid pay back will take 20+ years though. I'd say it's more a feel good thing than a € question if being totally honest. 1 thing I would say is that the 3.8Kw solar has produced 5 Mw so if you can use it all it would be much less.

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby jonesy10 » Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:31 am

Tom again thanks for the background info, totally understand about the good feel factor, would be my rationale as well, bit of a dream of mine to do the install myself, would image a step to far in Spain although I have a great Spanish electrician I could call upon, anyways I will continue my research may send you a DM or two at some point if that's ok to get some details on your installation.

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Re: Solar PV - Feed In Tariff or Net Metering ?

Postby Tom W » Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:32 am

No problem, fire away. I'd say DIY install would be possible if reasonably handy with the sparky doing the technical bit.


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