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    • razor344
    • By razor344 13th Mar 17, 5:20 PM
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    Solar advice please
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    • 13th Mar 17, 5:20 PM
    Solar advice please 13th Mar 17 at 5:20 PM
    I looked at this a few years ago then bought the kitchen instead.

    Kitchen will be paid for this year so looking at solar again.

    Got a big enough roof etc and lift space but looking for advice on companies to choose.

    System size I would like is a medium to large but would also like to go for battery storage aswell

    Where do I start looking

    Also wondered about paying for the system install on a monthly basis. Could afford £240 pm

    Thanks
    Marc
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    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 13th Mar 17, 8:12 PM
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    Also wondered about paying for the system install on a monthly basis. Could afford £240 pm

    Thanks
    Marc
    Originally posted by razor344
    Generally a very bad idea. Are you taking out a loan to do that? You're unlikely to cover the loan costs from the FITs with a system now.
    However £240 per month is nearly £3k per year so you'd have it paid off in under 2 years which is the length of a 0% credit card deal. So could you put it on that and pay off before interest due?
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • razor344
    • By razor344 13th Mar 17, 8:54 PM
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    Was thinking interest free
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 13th Mar 17, 10:06 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 10:06 PM
    System size I would like is a medium to large but would also like to go for battery storage aswell

    Thanks
    Marc
    Originally posted by razor344
    Hiya Marc. Can't recommend anyone, but some background reading on PV in the FAQs, and we are chatting about batts, but I don't think anyone would buy them just yet, best to wait a few more years whilst the technology matures and the prices fall. Some chat on the battery thread.
    Just 'call me Mart'. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 13th Mar 17, 11:15 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 11:15 PM
    Was thinking interest free
    Originally posted by razor344
    Is that from a supplier? What price have you been quoted?
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • razor344
    • By razor344 14th Mar 17, 5:56 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 5:56 AM
    Is that from a supplier? What price have you been quoted?
    Originally posted by jimjames
    Not got quotes yet. Looking good for some ideas of who to go too
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