E30M3 wrote: »
I am just finalising a quote and order. I have the option of 1 or 2 Pylontech 2.4kw batteries. The 2nd battery adds 700 to the quote so I was wondering if any users with both installed could give me a steer on usability and experience to help me decide which option to go for.
There seems to be mixed views around on the efficiency, lifespan and practicality of these batteries.
Any and all views welcome.
System would be approx 4.9 kw and no electric car yet but water diverter.
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E30M3 wrote: »
System installed this week with two batteries.
Glad I went with the two for usability but having some initial issues with configuration or battery setup.
The above wasn't a stand alone price but part of the installation and I got a quote with One or two batteries and the figure quoted was the difference between the two quotes.
Currently when the batteries reach maximum charge the inverter (Solis 5kw) displays an error message. HighVolt BMS and the batteries appear to go offline.
I'll update when resolved. Currently talking to the installer and Solis.
garo wrote: »
Important not to go overboard with batteries folks. A second battery would come in handy about 8 months of the year and you would not be using up its full charge using daytime electricity for 3 or so of those months. So realistically you won't save more than 50-80 a year from it. The returns from a third battery are even lower.
E30M3 wrote: »
My issue appears resolved. 1 battery was swapped out and system now appears to be behaving as expected.
Installed this week
16 350w LONGI panels, four west facing and 12 East facing (Solar Thermal on south facing already for the last 14 years).
5KW Solis Hybrid Inverter
2 2.4 KWH Pylontech batteries
Solic 200 Water Diverter
Above on a natural Slate 2 storey roof. Install took 2 full days with 3 men.
South East Area
Additional 5 year warranty on Diverter.
7,300 after grant.
6,600 was the price quoted with a 2.4 Kwh battery, hence my original query but I think the installer quoted me so competitively to get me over the line.
PM's now being sent but as I say I didn't buy a battery stand alone for 700.
DeclanD54 wrote: »
I only have 1 so second is what im after.
TheWonderLlama wrote: »
I too am looking for a second battery for my system. Wonder if we could do a group buy or something, might get a discount.
Best price i've found so far is here: €850 VAT included. Although it doesn;t specify if connecting cables are included.https://www.puntoenergiashop.it/gb/pylontech/5208-lithium-battery-2-4kwh-48v-pylontech-us2000-photovoltaic-accumulation-storage-8380000027385.html
Could you you PM me also, thanks.
I am interested also.
I am interested as well.
Hi all, apols for resurrecting thread but great to see this. I’ve several quotes now, 2 are GivEnergy which I know are popular. I’d much prefer to go Pylontech.
Would someone mind DMing an installer name that provides/installs Pylontech
based on what’s currently happening rhe batteries ROI is much better than solar now
thanks in advance
Holy moly, the price of Pylontech batteries is going up a lot. Current price for a 2.4 kWh is €1,188 plus shipping from the Italian site above.
Solartricity have them for 1,064 in Dublin. VAT inclusive.
veep energy have them for €1,037.61, VAT inclusive.
I would have thought most installers would install pylontech, if you specify them.