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Solar Panels question

  • 04-08-2019 10:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,466 ✭✭✭ maynooth_rules

    We are looking at getting PV panels, as something to future proof our house. I am not the most knowledgeable on them however. Got a quote from a company of just under 9000 euro for 4.27kw. Is that good value? What should I be looking out for?
    I know they are mostly for generating electricity, but how useful are PV for hot water for showers? Any help is appreciated.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,287 ✭✭✭ n97 mini

    Check the quotes thread to see if it's competitive. Does it include a battery?

    Imho, financially it's more cost effective to use PV for everything other than provide heat or charge an EV. Both of these are huge loads, and you'd need a massive PV setup to cover them. Better using mains gas or night rate electricity for by heating or EV charging.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,466 ✭✭✭ maynooth_rules

    Yes that quote includes the battery.