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Solar Panel Quotes - Are they more expensive in SE England?
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Thanks for the reply and links. Will get a quote from LR to compare and then make a decision
bit of a long journey with battery delays ,Wasps nest, Queens death and illness , but finally all installed and all seems to be working well.
Size of system 4,920kh. With 6.5kh battery storage and a Solar I Boost water heater
12 x 410w German Sharp Solar black panels, 25 year warranty to 86.2% efficiency
1 x Growatt SPH3600 Hybrid inverter with AC/DC Battery storage management system 10 year product warranty
1 x Growatt GBL16532 6.5kh of battery storage 10 year warranty
1 x Solar I Boost water heater
1 x All cable run’s isolators and fitting’s
1 x Micro generation meter
1 x System Wi Fi monitor
1 x System registration
1 x Access Equipment
1 x MCS and G98 Certificates
All service and maintenance under the terms of the warranty.
Those panels are excellent and are probably the best bang for the buck you can get today. The inverter and battery not so much - you'll find 6.5 kWh to be too low for your particular usage/ consumption. For me, reputation wise, Growatt is probably one of the worst brands you can buy these days when its comes to aftersales support.
If I were you, I'd ask LR to supply the GivEnergy inverter/ battery from quote 1 or the installer from Quote 1 to supply the Sharp Panels. LR also supply LG Chem batteries which are some of the best you can buy but do cost a bit more.
- 40% of panels in an East/ West rooftop orientation.
- Viessmann 200-W on Advanced Weather Comp. (the most efficient gas boiler sold)
Apostrophes was an extremely possessive Greek God who died of a coma. 😀
I'd strongly advise aaginst the growatt sph3600 as I had one, and made them take it back.
Before trying to sway you about iboost and or batteries, can you tell us what your annual consumption is (electricity and gas) and also how often someone is in the house during the day consuming electricity?
4kw sse since 2014 and 6.6kw wsw / ene split since 2019
24kwh leaf, 75Kwh Tesla and Lux 3600 with 20Kwh useable storage
Electricity about 4400kWh and gas about 11500kWh There is some consumption during the day as work from home
Is Growatt a standard pick for suppliers as it's low cost as plenty seem to offer? All this tech seems to have issues if I pay too much attention to various blogs?