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    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 26th Apr 16, 8:03 PM
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    PV+ Grid Voltage Monitor
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    • 26th Apr 16, 8:03 PM
    PV+ Grid Voltage Monitor 26th Apr 16 at 8:03 PM
    Today I received a call from my Solar panel installers asking if I was intrested in getting a quote for one of the new Solar PV Batteries and also something called PV+. They claim it can increase PV energy production by upto 20% by cutting out voltage outages!

    http://matt-e.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/PV-v1-Installation-Manual-v6.pdf

    The link shows a PDF which explains what it does. Anybody know anything about them and if so do you think it makes any sense?

    I have someone coming to see me tomorrow morning.
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    • Gadget_Dave
    • By Gadget_Dave 12th Sep 17, 3:15 PM
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    PV Plus
    I was contacted November 2016 about having PV Plus installed on my system by the original supplier. I've had my PV system installed since 2012. I listened to the salesman and what he had to say which made sense at the time and I agreed to give this a free trial, which he said if I am not totally satisfied after the 12 month trial they would remove it. The cost to have it installed was £1250.00 and I filled out a loan form for this underwritten by Ikano Bank. I was going to pay for this in cash but now looking at the data I've generated I've asked them to remove it and put my system back to how it was before. I am a saddo in the fact that since installation of my PV system I've methodically recorded daily figures for generation and was pleased to show this to the sales rep at the onset of the PV Plus upgrade discussions, basically saying i'll have the data to prove or not any potential improvements in generation. I have now produced a graph showing this data over the last 4 years, and includes the data after the PV Plus installation, the graph clearly shows no improvement whatsoever and therefore I will not be paying the fee.
    • Gadget_Dave
    • By Gadget_Dave 12th Sep 17, 3:17 PM
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    Graph available on request couldn't get it in the box !!!!
    • pinnks
    • By pinnks 13th Sep 17, 4:12 PM
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    pinnks
    Interesting. Can you pop the graph into Dropbox or a similar cloud storage and post a link to it?
    Wiltshire - 5.25kWp
    3.5kWp: 14 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 4000TL, WSW 40 degrees, June 2013
    1.75kWp: 7 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 1600TL, SSE 45 degrees, March 2014
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