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Solar PV for a house with solar thermal

  • 04-09-2020 12:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ bobboberson


    Hello

    I have solar thermal on my roof but I would like to add solar PV, I don't think I would fit 6panels on my roof. Has anyone fit solar PV panels in their walls, if so did it still work?

    Anthony


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,874 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    I'm the same. Had my attic converted, so have 3 large velux windows. Then I got solar thermal (40 tubes) and a few years later I wanted solar PV but there was only space left for 5 panels. I added another 5 panels on my kitchen extension roof and 4 on my shed. Where there's a roof, a solar PV panel can go :D

    And indeed, you could fit them vertically to a wall. You'll have a good bit less electricity in summer, but the same in winter

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ bobboberson


    unkel wrote: »
    I'm the same. Had my attic converted, so have 3 large velux windows. Then I got solar thermal (40 tubes) and a few years later I wanted solar PV but there was only space left for 5 panels. I added another 5 panels on my kitchen extension roof and 4 on my shed. Where there's a roof, a solar PV panel can go :D

    And indeed, you could fit them vertically to a wall. You'll have a good bit less electricity in summer, but the same in winter


    Thanks for that unkel.

    I have a feeling your roof maybe bigger then mine but I think I'll get the mesuring tape out and see that I can make work.

    The 50cm from the edge of the roof maybe an issue but I'll see what I can make work.

    Anthony


  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ bobboberson


    Hey folks

    So I have had to companies come out to look at the house one has said I could put 3/4 panels in the back roof but there is not point in putting them on the front.

    The second company said I could get 3/4 on the back but that there was no issues on putting some on the front also.

    Does anyone have thoughts on panels on the front on a house.

    The back of the house face south east

    Anthony


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,820 ✭✭✭ air


    It all depends on how far North of West your house faces.
    My own house is about 10 degrees North of East & I get useful production from early morning to early afternoon from the 11 panels I have there.

    It's desirable in generaly to have a good spread of panels facing East, West & South.


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