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new member help/advice needed

Post by lagganman » Fri May 11, 2012 10:30 pm

Hi
I am a new member to the forum
I am looking for some advice just had a 2 companies give me a quotes for PV solar panels they have given me quotes 1st company 8k for 6 panels producing 2.4kWp
2nd company 9500 for 6 panels producing 2.4kWp
But I have just seen a complete kit at "link removed" price is £5,721 +vat but that is self/MCS qualified installers
Has anyone got any experience in going down this root all advice would be greatly appreciated
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Post by kellys_eye » Fri May 11, 2012 10:48 pm

The only experience I can add is that the stated claims for power output are 'very generous' indeed..... real life results seem to be an awful lot lower.
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Re: new member help/advice needed

Post by Sparky James » Sat May 12, 2012 2:29 am

Im a MCS approved installer and the figures you quote dont add up, 6 panels normally equate to 1.5Kwp or less.
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Post by lagganman » Sat May 12, 2012 4:35 pm

Sparky James wrote:Im a MCS approved installer and the figures you quote dont add up, 6 panels normally equate to 1.5Kwp or less.

sorry mate my mistake it was 10 panels the quote was for
but still looking around for a MCS qualified fitter to give me a quote on fitting any idea the price I would
have to pay a indepentent fitter to install the 4.0kW system I have found on the net (thats 17 panels)
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Re: new member help/advice needed

Post by phill » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:08 am

if you go down the "ebay / diy" route you will not be able to claim the FiT as you need the install signed off by an MCS installer.

There is nothing stopping you doing it, and I know someone who has done it, they only have a small set up (~0.5Kw), and use it to cover the day time background load, the FiT would not generate enough money to cover the cost of installing.

If you are going for a 4Kw system then shop around and get a proper job, with a guarentee etc.
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