October 25, 2019

Social energy advice guide: all you need to know

If you’ve been following our updates about social energy, you’ll know at Project Solar we think it is the future of home energy provision, and there are some key reasons why. 

Social energy… 

>> Delivers up to 70% cheaper electricity bills 

>> Reduces your reliance on the Big Six energy providers 

>> Reduces your energy wastage and carbon footprint 

>> Puts the power back into your hands 

>> Will help the nation meet its renewable energy targets 

All of which is reason enough to be interested in this revolutionary new platform. But there are some things you need to know before jumping into the world of social energy – and grid trading – which is why we’ve put together a set of guides designed to get you up to speed. 

We’ve rounded up all of our most popular social energy guides in this blog post. To read more, just click the title before each paragraph below and you will find plenty more detail and advice on each topic. 

What is social energy?

First of all, what is social energy? Well, it’s a smart energy trading network for solar PV and battery storage customers, which enables you to swap and trade solar energy with other network customers, unlocking up to 70% cheaper domestic savings. The revolutionary features of social energy even allow for the potential to sell electricity back to the National Grid. Read more…

Social energy: how it works

So far so good? Good. So, how does social energy actually work? There are a few clear, simple steps that link together to get your home up-and-running with social energy. From the assessment and survey, to the installation, connection and the hooking-up of artificial intelligence, this guide breaks down everything you need to know. Read more…

Social energy grid trading

By now you will know that grid trading is a central part of how social energy works. But what is grid trading? It works by connecting customers’ solar energy storage batteries in a decentralised network — like a peer-to-peer network but for clean renewable energy. It’s this structure that allows customers to buy and sell social energy. Read more…

What equipment do I need for social energy?

If you’ve read this far, you’re most likely interested in signing up to social energy and grid trading. So you’ll want to know what kind of kit is required to get started. The good news is if you’re already a solar energy customer running with a smart meter, you’re already well on your way to being set up. This guide tells you what else you’ll need. Read more…

Social energy infographic

If you want a handy summary to quickly reference all of the above information in an easily digestible format – or if you want to share the good news about social energy, grid trading and the amazing possibilities offered up by the platform with your friends – we’ve put together a handy infographic summarising all of the information you’ll need at a glance. Read more…

If you’d like to ask us any other questions, or to arrange a home assessment and survey from an accredited assessor, we’d love to hear from you. Just get in touch here or call 0800 112 3110 now and we will be more than happy to help.