Solar panel and battery installation by Octopus Energy

MoneySaving_Newbie_2 Posts: 27
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edited 4 January at 1:43PM in Energy
Octopus is offering £1,000 off a solar installation installed by them; the initial estimation I received is surprisingly low. For £10,000 (0% VAT) they are including:
  • 9x JA Solar 435w panels
  • A Giv-Energy 5.2kWh Battery (!)
  • A Giv-Energy Hybrid Inverter
  • Installation on a Single Aspect roof
  • Bird-Netting as standard
  • All electrical components required to complete the install
  • All scaffolding, delivery and labour costs
I have not compared prices yet, but what has been other people's experience been of Octopus's solar installations? Are they good value? Are the type of panels they use unsightly? How much money are you saving, and when do you expect to break-even (do you have a solar battery, an electric car, and/or electric heating)? Is there an app allowing you to schedule when electricity can be imported and exported? For example, can I schedule for the battery to be topped up shortly before the daily off-peak tariff ends, then sell all my unused energy back to the grid towards the end of the park tariff period (i.e. each day, buy and store their cheaper energy then sell it back to them at the higher rate)?

Grateful for all your help.


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