Discounted solar Liverpool city region

marcia_
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edited 29 August 2022 at 6:59AM in Green & ethical MoneySaving
 Don't usually post on this board but saw and registered an interest in a discounted solar scheme in Liverpool organised by the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayors office. 

https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/liverpool-city-region-combined-authority-backs-group-buying-scheme-for-solar-panels-to-help-residents-cut-energy-bills-and-carbon-emissions/

https://solartogether.co.uk/lcr/landing

 It gave me a basic estimate of £4500 but will get an accurate quote in November. No idea if this is a good quote or not? Perhaps it'll come in much higher in November 
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  • ABrass
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    But what will you be getting for £4,500? If it's a 4kW system that's a good price, if it's only a 2.5kWh system it isn't great.

    Then there's the question of timing, I believe another poster tried a group buying system but found it very slow due to the scale of response.
    8kW (4kW WNW, 4kW SSE) 6kW inverter. 6.5kWh battery.
  • marcia_
    marcia_ Posts: 1,739 Forumite
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     Thank you I'll keep that in mind when they send the quote and will come back and ask questions no doubt 
  • jamesperrett
    jamesperrett Posts: 1,009 Forumite
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    They're the same company that our local council partnered with a few months ago. I enquired and got an indicative price but felt that it was a bit of a marketing thing rather than a genuinely good deal - especially as the reviews I saw of the company that they proposed to use weren't that great.
  • marcia_
    marcia_ Posts: 1,739 Forumite
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    edited 19 October 2022 at 1:38PM

      Finally had the offer in, can't understand most of it and not a clue if its any good or about the battery! 

    Your offer from LMF ENERGY SERVICES includes...

     Panels - Trina Vertex S - 415W

    Inverter - Solis S6-GRIP (2.5-6)kW

    Mounting - S:FLEX

    Diverter - Solar iBoost

    Your roof details

    • - You have tiles and a south facing, pitched roof
    • - Your offer is for 6 panels
    • - Your annual electricity consumption is 2001 kWh

    Personal package breakdown

    £4,650

    Your offer is made up of the following:

    Complete solar panel system

    £4,650


    • Roof survey

    • Installation

    • 6 panels

    • Inverter

    • Materials and fittings

    • Monitoring tool

    • Extended warranties

    • Insurance-backed guarantee 


    2.4kw Battery - Plylon Tech US2000C & US3000C is £2,920.00 extra 


  • powerful_Rogue
    powerful_Rogue Posts: 7,490 Forumite
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    edited 19 October 2022 at 4:23PM
    Seems pretty pricey for a 2.4kWh system.
    £2,920 extra for a 2.4kw battery? I paid £2,300 for a 6.5kw battery!
  • marcia_
    marcia_ Posts: 1,739 Forumite
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     Thank you very much that helps 
  • Exiled_Tyke
    Exiled_Tyke Posts: 1,188 Forumite
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    So at very best this is a 2.4Kw system for £4.65k.  Not only would I reject this I would write to the council telling them that they are giving their support to something that's not far off a scam.  And if you don't want to do this PM me the details of the company and I will write to one of the councillors I know for you! 
    Install 28th Nov 15, 3.3kW, (11x300LG), SolarEdge, SW. W Yorks.
    Install 2: Sept 19, 600W SSE
    Solax 6.3kWh battery
  • Alnat1
    Alnat1 Posts: 3,267 Forumite
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    The Pylon US2000c is a 2.4kw battery but the US3000c is 3.5kw. Is the price for both?
    Barnsley, South Yorkshire
    Solar PV 5.25kWp SW facing (14 x 375 Longi) Lux 3.6kw hybrid inverter and 4.8kw Pylontech battery storage installed March 22
    Octopus Agile/Fixed Outgoing and Tracker gas
  • marcia_
    marcia_ Posts: 1,739 Forumite
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    edited 20 October 2022 at 6:27AM
    Alnat1 said:
    The Pylon US2000c is a 2.4kw battery but the US3000c is 3.5kw. Is the price for both?
     No look like that's what you would get if you opt for a larger battery but obv that costs more
    £6342 for 6.8kw
    and £7681 for 9.1kw 
  • marcia_
    marcia_ Posts: 1,739 Forumite
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    So at very best this is a 2.4Kw system for £4.65k.  Not only would I reject this I would write to the council telling them that they are giving their support to something that's not far off a scam.  And if you don't want to do this PM me the details of the company and I will write to one of the councillors I know for you! 
     Thank you. I am going to write a complaint to the Liverpool City Region mayor's office. 
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