Octopus Energy to offer solar PV and battery installations and 'UK’s highest-paying energy export tariffs'

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Octopus Energy has announced it is adding solar PV and solar battery installation to the services it offers customers, adding that it hopes to install 5,000 across the UK this year.

Those customers that do sign up to the solar PV installation – as well as existing homes with solar panels – will also be able to sell the green energy their home generates back to Octopus Energy at a rate of 15p per kWh on their Fixed Outgoing rate. The idea is this should help customers move towards "zero" energy bills with household heat ideally generated by a electric heat pump rather than gas or oil boiler.

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