@martinshaw19 There is a lot about this on the internet. Feed in tariff for new installations ended in March 2019, but if the units were installed and registered before, the FIT continues to be paid. Probably the person who installed the panels is still being paid even though you own the property. It is worthwhile you investigating with the previous owner. I'm not sure what happens and if you can transfer a FIT account,
There is a new scheme now which requires smart meters, and it registers output to the grid and gives you credits, It is called the Smart Export Guarantee.
Mine is a new build as well. I moved in Feb 2018 and our panels has been registered bus as we had problems with SP about various issues for over 2 year is it too late for me as well? Our smart meter still doens'
@Gwenllian The cut-off date for FIT registration was 31/3/19. If youare registered you should have correspondence about it with reference numbers. If you missed it the next possibility is the Smart Export Guarantee with a Smets 2 smart meter.
@scott1 Interesting idea, I suppose if SP paid for the panels they would want to keep part of the electricity for themselves. SP are not good at IT and the new variable tariffs, another provider like EDF or Octopus could make it work, but not SP. Their contractors are hopeless and would make a terrible mess of the installations.
@scott1 SP don't read this forum, and SP retail energy makes a loss, although the wind farms which are separate make a profit. SP retail don't have the resources to launch a huge solar panel building programme, they are struggling to survive as a retail organisation, remember SSE sold all their retail business last year and SSE was very similar to SP. Your idea is a good one and should be aimed at government level. However, many householders prefer to buy their own panels and keep all the benefits for themselves. Otherwise you are just renting out your roof space for no personal benefit.