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  • 06-10-2020 11:29am
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,182 ✭✭✭✭ DrPhilG


    Heard a few people mention this, and then spotted an ad on Facebook today.

    Presumably we can't name the company? Although I've asked repeatedly for Mods to clarify the rules on this.

    Anyway, here's their waffle. Regardless of whether they're legit on the buy back issue, their prices are extortionate for installs.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 319 ✭✭ idc


    DrPhilG wrote: »
    Heard a few people mention this, and then spotted an ad on Facebook today.

    Presumably we can't name the company? Although I've asked repeatedly for Mods to clarify the rules on this.

    Anyway, here's their waffle. Regardless of whether they're legit on the buy back issue, their prices are extortionate for installs.


    Would be great to hear from anyone who has signed up what the deal is. Of the few people I pm'ed about the company who told me they were offering buyback no one signed up due to the cost!!


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


    A few people asked for prices on the Facebook page and were given absolutely mental numbers.

    Fella asked for 6kwp and a 9kWh battery. Now that's an unusually big battery and they did point that out, but they also quoted him €13.5k AFTER grant! My installer would have been below €10k for the same thing.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,916 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    A lot of people over there seem to overpay for stuff. Sure if you're an installer and you can get away with charging that, you might as well :D

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,753 ✭✭✭ graememk


    unkel wrote: »
    A lot of people over there seem to overpay for stuff. Sure if you're an installer and you can get away with charging that, you might as well :D
    Overpay and then offer a feed in rate.. that's prob only worth 200 euro


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    DrPhilG wrote: »
    Now that's an unusually big battery and they did point


    Is it? A battery is for power without wires or utility. Most people use 10kWh per day. I would want a battery to last a week at least.



    Now if you didn't need a battery or were just using it to increase the system losses anything would tick the box I suppose.


    100kWh usable is a big battery

    Now why in the name of Gawd would you want a battery if you were getting paid for export?


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


    Is it?

    I didn't say that a 10kWh battery was a bad idea, just that relative to the average in the country, its unusually big.

    I'd love to have that much, and if I got my paws on second hand batteries I'd snap them up. But at full retail cost, even UK import, they're too expensive to make financial sense.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,916 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Now if you didn't need a battery or were just using it to increase the system losses anything would tick the box I suppose.

    The only rational reason anyone getting an install through the SEAI grants scheme is getting a battery, is to avail of the ridiculous extra subsidy you get when you install a battery. Any battery. So to minimise the pay back period of your grant install, the only rational battery to go for is the cheapest one you can get.

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



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    60kWh is a small battery for a house this is why all the grey beards are laughing at li-ion pricing. 2kWh is a small campervan battery.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    If they're fitting batteries then the cost of the power at least triples and the export dives.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,835 ✭✭✭ garo


    Are you aware that there is no payment for exporting to the grid in Ireland?


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    It's like buying a shyte product with a warranty. The cost of the replacement is built into the initial price. If the buyer doesn't use it or loses the receipt then clean getaway.

    70% of the consumer manufacturing market behaves like this.


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