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Advice for solar panels installation

  • 28-08-2020 10:03am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,888 9de5q7tsr8u2im


    Absolutely zero knowledge on solar panels and looking for advice based on what i was offered, would appreciate the input of others who understand everything related and it would be extremely valuable for me based on how much I’m spending, I don’t intend on making the money back at all so just looking to reduce electricity costs in general.


    Offered a quote from NRG panels:
    -8 panels/inverter/slate mount
    -iBoost diverter
    -Free nrg panel online monitoring system

    Rrp €9377
    Seai grant €1800
    Marketing incentive discount? €1077

    Net cost €6500


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 411 ✭✭ phester28


    Run a mile. I just had an 8 panel system fitted and it cost me 4.5k Gross on slate with an east west split.

    The diverter cost is about 400 euro fitted (maybe 500 if they are charging well) but it will never pay for itself. Lots of info on here as to why

    so without grant your system should be 5k from the info you gave. I assume there is no battery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭ rx8


    For that money, you should be getting 14 panels AND a battery. As well as all the other stuff including wireless monitoring. Check your pm's


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,965 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    Absolutely zero knowledge on solar panels and looking for advice based on what i was offered, would appreciate the input of others who understand everything related and it would be extremely valuable for me based on how much I’m spending, I don’t intend on making the money back at all so just looking to reduce electricity costs in general.


    A little off topic but if you don't intend making money back surely it's a complete waste of money to get them in and additionally a waste of resources in the materials when you could just stay hooked up to an energy supplier who uses renewable energy for a large proportion of power generation?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,888 Serenity Savory Trainer


    A little off topic but if you don't intend making money back surely it's a complete waste of money to get them in and additionally a waste of resources in the materials when you could just stay hooked up to an energy supplier who uses renewable energy for a large proportion of power generation?
    Just going by reading on other threads it may take a while to make money back but i’m not too fussed about it if you get me, as long as it reduces the overall electricity costs and saves the planet thats what it matters


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,965 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    Just going by reading on other threads it may take a while to make money back but i’m not too fussed about it if you get me, as long as it reduces the overall electricity costs and saves the planet thats what it matters


    Is is not costing the planet if you are making no saving and have used the earths resources to take you to that position?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 411 ✭✭ phester28


    If you get a small system and are a typical user of electricity your payback should be somewhere in the region of 10-12 years.

    That was my calcs on a 2.4Kwp east west post grant install of 2700 euro including BER. I am a lowish user of 2200KWH per year.

    Of course given that the banks are giving you almost zero and there is positive inflation. You are still better off getting them if you can spare the cash. They will save you money over time (should be no breakdowns) and will be better than fossil fuels.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    Pop in here, lots of info.

    https://touch.boards.ie/thread/2058055040/24/#post114451773

    And the installer that rx8 PM'd you is the same one I used, give him a shout. Highly recommended.


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