A smart meter could be worthwhile to homes with or without solar panels for a number of reasons:
· Provide your energy supplier with accurate meter readings to potentially lower energy bills as estimates are no longer required
· An In-Home Display (IHD) gives clear visibility of how much energy is being used in your property and how much that usage will cost
No need for manual meter readings
· Seeing your energy usage in near real-time on the IHD can encourage better energy habits, helping to lower energy bills
Having a smart meter fitted isn't a guarantee that you'll see a decrease in your energy bills. However, powering your home with free renewable energy from the sun is one of the best ways to reduce reliance on your energy supplier and see your energy bills reduce as a result.
If you have a solar photovoltaic (PV) system then there's an additional benefit to having a smart meter:
· Accurate readings of how much electricity is being exported from your solar panels to the National Grid