EDF launches Britain’s first solar tariff with no standing charges

EDF has launched what it claims to be Britain’s first solar tariff with no standing charges or exit fees.

Called the Empower Exclusive tariff, it is available to new customers who install a solar panel and battery bundle through installer, Contact Solar.

EDF says the move will help customers “slash” household bills and cut carbon emissions.

Customers with the Empower Exclusive tariff will benefit from daily off-peak discounts, getting three hours of discounted, zero-carbon electricity between 1am and 4am. This design also aids battery charging, allowing customers to charge their batteries during low-cost hours.

The offer follows EDF’s recent acquisition of UK solar panel and battery installer Contact Solar as part of its strategy towards net zero.

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The energy provider is offering customers  £500 off solar panel and battery installations for the first 500 customers.

EDF managing director of customers Philippe Commaret said: “We know more and more people are looking for ways to save cash and carbon, which is why we’re pleased to bring this unique solar product bundle to the market.

“Working closely with Contact Solar, we look forward to helping more customers enjoy the benefits of solar panels, providing them with a fantastic end-to-end installation service and significant reductions on household bills.”

Last year, EDF acquired one of the UK’s leading air source pump installers CB Heating as it ramps up efforts to transition customers to zero emissions heating solutions including heat pumps.

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