Hello, I’d like to start off by saying I love bulbs ethos for renuable energy, the app is fantastic and easy to use.
To the point; how serious are you about renewable energy?
Octopus (energy company) was the first company to make a commitment to paying a smart export tarriff @ 5pence per kw not enough but a start to what must be the future relationship between customers and suppliers.
I’d like to invest into 4kw solar, 1kw domestic wind turbine and hopefully a 1/4kw hydro system. The easiest and most sensible option would be to work with the energy company (providing they pay a fair tarriff, say 8p/10p per kw) I’d like to know how serious bulb are on paying customers keen on making a change? (sticking to your ethos) what will you pay per kw? Will you pay for wind and hydro? not just solar.
Obviously the legislation comes in this January to encourage energy suppliers to pay the smart export tarriff. The governments way of transitioning from a questionable subsidies to what it should have been, fair payment from the companies benifiting from cheap electricity.
Except our government didn’t have the gumption to set a minimum tarriff or even force allbenergy suppliers to pay this export tarriff (only the companies with a large customer base)
Hopefully its a step in the right direction and companies will compete to attract domestic renewable producers.
The future battery technologies are looking brilliant, with solid state lithium ion and even more sustainable the solid state sodium ion batteries will eventually be affordable and take a large customer base away from the energy suppliers if thyy don’t work with customers.
I hope to hear back from a bulb represtative with some committed answers and any feed back from the like minded bulb community.
I apologise for any bad spelling or use of grammar I’m dyslexic.