Excess Solar (SolarCache Diverter)

Hello everyone

We've just had a guy round from Anglian who has quoted us £1500 for the solarcache diverter.

Firstly, are diverters a good investment?

Secondly, is this price a good one?

Thanks in advance for any help

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  • ajbellajbell Forumite
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    A diverter is a good idea if you have something to divert it to, such as a hot water tank and/or a storage heater.
    But don't pay more than £300.
    I have an iboost+.
    4kWp, South facing, 16 x phono solar panels, Solis inverter, Lincolnshire.
  • Thanks for that.
    He was saying we could heat our hot water and save about £250 off our £600 gas bill (yearly figures).
  • pinnkspinnks Forumite
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    It is highly unlikely that you will save anything like that amount!

    I have an immerSUN and if you review my posts on here you will find I have made quite a few contributions on this issue. See this one in particular - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5471656&highlight=immersun

    I get all of my hot water for the 5 summer months saving about £70-£80 on gas. For the remainder of the year I get a contribution towards my hot water saving perhaps £100 in total - And that is based on 10 years of gas usage records and nearing 4 years of immerSUN.

    You do of course need a hot water system with an immersion heater - combi boiler is no good - and as ajbell says, don't pay more than about £300 installed for an iBoost and perhaps £100 more for the immerSUN (I understand they are being sold again following acquisition of the product from the liquidator of the inventor company).

    So, I am a fan but note for that price!
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    ASavvyBuyerASavvyBuyer Forumite
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    edited 14 February 2017 at 8:49PM
    Hello everyone

    We've just had a guy round from Anglian who has quoted us £1500 for the solarcache diverter.

    Firstly, are diverters a good investment?

    Secondly, is this price a good one?

    Thanks in advance for any help

    That is a very large mark up or exorbinant installation charges.

    See here for a new one via ebay for £375 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SolarCache-Wireless-Wi-Link-Solar-Immersion-Controller-Diverter-Hot-Water-/282178038108
  • silverwhistlesilverwhistle Forumite
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    I had an iBoost installed at the time of installation for (checks) £210 incl.

    Savings have been good (6 months hot water + all year help). £1500 however is taking the proverbial...

    Did the salesperson say you could get it for a £1000 if you signed on the spot, or talked to his manager? :D
  • Martyn1981Martyn1981 Forumite
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    Hello everyone

    We've just had a guy round from Anglian who has quoted us £1500 for the solarcache diverter.

    £1,500 blimey, is that even legal? That suggests to me that Anglian don't have a set price, perhaps just a minimum to the salesperson, who then gets a share of how much more it's sold for. Real dodgy actions and good that you've pointed it out.
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  • NigeWickNigeWick Forumite
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    I've got an Immersun too. Didn't have gas on from May to October inclusive. It came as part of my solar panel deal so don't know the price. £1,500 sounds an awful lot as I paid £6,300 for the whole system two years ago.
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  • I fitted my own Solamiser in a couple of hours, pretty easy (esp. as there are online videos). Cost £165. Works great. As others have said £1500 is crazy money
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