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I received a Solar PV quote

  • 09-04-2018 7:08pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 713 ✭✭✭ Feidhlim


    Looking for feedback as to whether its in line with expectations... & Would also welcome any general advice

    3.78kWp
    14x 270w roof mounted panels
    SMA 3.0 1AV-40 inverter
    €6171 including vat

    Cheers!


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,344 ✭✭✭✭ KCross


    It depends on what your expectations are?!

    Its within the expectations of expected cost to supply & install (probably a tad high actually).

    If it is your expectation to make that money back in any reasonable timeframe it wont meet those expectations! :)


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,964 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    No battery?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 59,702 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Tells us more about your home / electricity use, Feidhlim. There is no feed in tariff in Ireland and if a lot of your production is going to be used for diverting to heating water, it has to compete with very cheap energy sources like gas or oil. Which mean your system is never going to pay for itself. Literally not in a 100 years (but you will make a contribution to the world for using less fossil fuel)

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,627 ✭✭✭ quentingargan


    I would expect the hardware to be in the region of €3K to €3500. Your price is €5400 plus VAT leaving about €2k for the installation. Seems a little on the high side unless it is an awkward roof. Slates are more expensive than tiles, (if done properly...) and 3 story is more costly than a bungalow, so hard to tell.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,239 ✭✭✭ naughto


    Feidhlim wrote: »
    Looking for feedback as to whether its in line with expectations... & Would also welcome any general advice

    3.78kWp
    14x 270w roof mounted panels
    SMA 3.0 1AV-40 inverter
    €6171 including vat

    Cheers!

    What company did you get that quote from Iam in the process of getting pv panels for new build.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,934 ✭✭✭ robp


    unkel wrote: »
    Tells us more about your home / electricity use, Feidhlim. There is no feed in tariff in Ireland and if a lot of your production is going to be used for diverting to heating water, it has to compete with very cheap energy sources like gas or oil. Which mean your system is never going to pay for itself. Literally not in a 100 years (but you will make a contribution to the world for using less fossil fuel)

    PV is increasingly common on new estates. Is it known how much PV normally adds to the cost of new developments and is it low enough to make the payback worth it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,627 ✭✭✭ quentingargan


    robp wrote: »
    PV is increasingly common on new estates. Is it known how much PV normally adds to the cost of new developments and is it low enough to make the payback worth it?
    New estate installations are very cheap compared to retrofit. Typically less than €1 per watt installed. This is comparable to the price of industrial installations and is only possible during the construction process and at scale.

    Payback depends on whether the household can use the power. These systems are often too small to justify the cost of a hot water diversion unit so if there is nobody at home during the day, the savings go to the grid operator. :mad:


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