Another solar panel quote question

Hi

Getting quotes for solar panel system.

Got quote from EON for 4kw system with 2.6kw battery for £8505, (0% interest, which I know is really integrated into cost)

Now had a quote from local company with 4kw with a 5.2kw battery at £8500, or 5.7kw with 5.2kw battery for £11000. 

These prices seem pretty high to me, I know demand is high? Looking for opinions please.

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  • Spies
    Spies Posts: 2,027 Forumite
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    It's just how it is at the moment, everyone wants solar, demand is high, there's a shortage of batteries, companies can charge more even though there's 0% vat than a year ago  :(
    4.29kWp Solar system, 45/55 South/West split in cloudy rainy Cumbria. 
  • EcoScruples
    EcoScruples Posts: 389 Forumite
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    You should really be looking at paying somewhere around £4.5k to £5k for a 4kwp system, that's the prices I was getting.
    The 2nd quote seems about right to me.

    I found EON to be quite pricy, they wanted 7.5k but only for a 2.6kwp system which was way under what I wanted.
    4.3kwp JA panels, Huawei 3.68kw Hybrid inverter, Huawei 10kw Lunar 2000 battery, Myenergi eddi, South facing array with a 15 degree roof pitch, winter shade.
  • Tilly08
    Tilly08 Posts: 2 Newbie
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    You should really be looking at paying somewhere around £4.5k to £5k for a 4kwp system, that's the prices I was getting.
    The 2nd quote seems about right to me.

    I found EON to be quite pricy, they wanted 7.5k but only for a 2.6kwp system which was way under what I wanted.
    Thanks. Do you mean the independent 5.7kw system with battery at £11000?
  • EcoScruples
    EcoScruples Posts: 389 Forumite
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    I think I'd question that price difference of 2.5k between the 4kwp and the 5.7kwp, seems a lot for an extra 4 panels to make it up to that 5.7kw rating, is that with a bigger inverter?

    I went with a 4kw system although I know I'm going to want it bigger in a few years so if you have the money then go as big as you can because with battery storage you'll use it. Even if not now then you will eventually.

    I'm paying £10,520 for my set up below to give you a guide.
    4.3kwp JA panels, Huawei 3.68kw Hybrid inverter, Huawei 10kw Lunar 2000 battery, Myenergi eddi, South facing array with a 15 degree roof pitch, winter shade.
  • QrizB
    QrizB Posts: 13,822 Forumite
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    Tilly08 said:
    You should really be looking at paying somewhere around £4.5k to £5k for a 4kwp system, that's the prices I was getting.
    The 2nd quote seems about right to me.

    I found EON to be quite pricy, they wanted 7.5k but only for a 2.6kwp system which was way under what I wanted.
    Thanks. Do you mean the independent 5.7kw system with battery at £11000?
    Both the quotes from your local independent seem to be "about right" in the current market. It's your choice whether you go for the 4kWp option or the 5.7kWp one.
    N. Hampshire, he/him. Octopus Go elec & Tracker gas / Shell BB / Lyca mobi. Ripple Kirk Hill member.
    2.72kWp PV facing SSW installed Jan 2012. 11 x 247w panels, 3.6kw inverter. 30MWh generated, long-term average 2.6 Os.
    Taking a break, hope to be back eventually.
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  • Screwdriva
    Screwdriva Posts: 1,155 Forumite
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    Do you really need a battery?
    -  10 x 400w LG + 6 x 550W SHARP BiFacial Panels + SE 3680 HD Wave Inverter + SE Optimizers. SE London.
    -  Triple aspect. (22% ENE/ 33% SSE/ 45% WSW)
    -  Viessmann 200-W on Advanced Weather Comp. (the most efficient gas boiler sold)

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