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    • hawkwinddotcom
    • By hawkwinddotcom 4th May 18, 8:22 PM
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    Opinions on this PV
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    • 4th May 18, 8:22 PM
    Opinions on this PV 4th May 18 at 8:22 PM
    12 black Panels of 300w each 3.6kw

    Solaredge (i have some shading)

    iBoost


    Total 7k fitted
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    • pinnks
    • By pinnks 10th May 18, 7:56 PM
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    pinnks
    My inverter is in the loft and no problems to date. Also means the DC cabling is shorter and no ugly external cables to deal with. My TGM was downstairs until I had the second system fitted when we decided to place both TGMs next to the inverters. Means I need to go up there to read them at four times a year for FiT purposes but any more often is choice. My immerSUN monitor gives me all I need on a more frequent basis (generation, use, diversion, export and import).

    Temperature-wise my loft never gets to the sorts of temperatures it did before the panels were fitted. Like it or not they take the heat out of the sun and the air gap beneath them also helps.

    I have not measured the temperature (hmm, a project for the summer) but would be perfectly happy to be up there for 20 to 30 minutes sorting through things on even the hottest day, so doubt it goes above about 30 degrees these days. And that of course is a little more inverter-friendly...
    Wiltshire - 5.25kWp
    3.5kWp: 14 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 4000TL, WSW 40 degrees, June 2013
    1.75kWp: 7 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 1600TL, SSE 45 degrees, March 2014
    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 10th May 18, 10:46 PM
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    silverwhistle
    Pinnks last paragraph would apply to me too.



    4kwp August 2013 6000
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 11th May 18, 8:57 AM
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    Martyn1981
    Pinnks last paragraph would apply to me too.



    4kwp August 2013 6000
    Originally posted by silverwhistle
    And me for my 2kWp WNW system. Loft now heats up with outside ambient temps, but not with sunshine on slates temps as the roof now has specialised solar shielding ...... PV panels.
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 11th May 18, 9:01 AM
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    I did ask to be quoted for solaredge but thats not what the quote points to, I have asked for clarification... or am i missing something

    EDIT: quote changed to solaredge, same price etc
    Originally posted by hawkwinddotcom
    SolarEdge, Iboost and 315Wp panels, looks like a good deal, I think.

    A 2k saving on the earlier price after allowing for a 180Wp increase.
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • tunnel
    • By tunnel 12th May 18, 9:13 AM
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    If you can get Solar Edge for the same price then I would say that the items you have listed are over priced.
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Makes you wonder how much profit these companies "want" to make doesn't it when they can just upgrade to solaredge(to include optimisers) for the same price.
    I'd personally try and squeeze em down to 5k(or less) as there's probably some wiggle room left in the price....no harm in trying....
    2 kWp SEbE , 2kWp SSW & 2.5kWp NWbW.....in sunny North Derbyshire
    • Exiled Tyke
    • By Exiled Tyke 13th May 18, 9:18 AM
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    Makes you wonder how much profit these companies "want" to make doesn't it when they can just upgrade to solaredge(to include optimisers) for the same price.
    I'd personally try and squeeze em down to 5k(or less) as there's probably some wiggle room left in the price....no harm in trying....
    Originally posted by tunnel
    There can be plenty of harm in trying. (Something I learnt from many years of negotiating and sales training). Negotiating too hard can lead to poor customer service. If a supplier thinks they are not getting a great deal, they'll save their hard work for the customers that are providing a better margin. And with something as complicated as PV I'd want my installer very much on my side through the process.
    Install 28th Nov 15, 3.3kW, (11x300LG), SolarEdge, SW. W Yorks.
    • hawkwinddotcom
    • By hawkwinddotcom 14th May 18, 11:29 PM
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    Took the big step and ordered the 5273 quote for fitment starting 5th June.

    Had another quote from someone today for 8k!!
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