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Domestic Solar PV Quotes 2022 - No PM requests - See Mod note post #1



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,265 ✭✭✭bullit_dodger

    Yup, fair comments about the battery and it's come up before on the forum. I don't think there's an easy answer for that one. My own preference would be to get a 5Kwhr battery, but I certainly couldn't call anyone "wrong" in not getting one, esp if they have an EV. One thing I'd prompt you to make sure you have thought it through, is once the covid nonsense is behind us, will the car be there in the driveway when the sun is shining? If it's sitting in the carpark where you work, and not at home you might be missing that generation except for perhaps the weekends? FIT will be minimal. Yeah, I'll take whatever they give us, but as I joked before, I ain't planning a trip to Vegas on that one. More like Bray on the DART.

    The other thing to be aware of, is if you go batteryless you will have a "standard" inverter, while if you want to add a battery down the road, you'll need a hybrid inverter. Not massively more expensive, but it is a few 100 euros. If getting a battery is likely, you may want to consider getting a hybrid from the get go - so you won't have to swap inverters too?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭MAULBROOK

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,265 ✭✭✭bullit_dodger

    Don't you be knocking that stick of rock and some candy floss.....

  • Registered Users Posts: 446 ✭✭alan kelly

    Got a quote today, any guidance would be great..

    Based on a 12 Panel System 4.38 kwh with Power Diverter and 2.4 kwh battery.

     €9150 Inclusive of VAT and after the grant has been applied. 

    Supply and installation of the following system (Subject to Site Survey).

    • 4.38 kwp system.
    • 365w all black Longi panels.
    • Hybrid Inverter with
    • 2.4 kwh battery
    • Power Diverter to heat the Hot water via the Emersion
    • Fireman switch (needed to achieve grant standards)
    • Post works BER Cert

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,982 ✭✭✭✭DrPhilG

    That's a shocker of a quote. Should be around €6k max.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭MAULBROOK

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,835 ✭✭✭championc

    For ALL prospective buyers

    The target price should be around

    €1k per €1kWp of panels and

    another €1k per 2.5kW of batteries and then maybe

    €500 for a diverter

  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 7,915 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jonathan

  • Registered Users Posts: 446 ✭✭alan kelly

    Thanks folks

  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭itsme1284

    Hi, I have been thinking about getting solar panels fitted. I would be looking at a 3kw system as thats the max that would fit on the roof.

    If I had a battery fitted and the electricity went, would I be able to run the house of the battery or the solar panels.

    Can someone recomend a company in the limerick area.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭con747

    Just got this quote from a company in Enniskillen recommended by a Boards member.







    A bit needed to drop it down to the levels stated here?

    Don't expect anything from life, just be grateful to be alive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,265 ✭✭✭bullit_dodger

    Obviously I haven't seen your roof, but 3Kw is about 8 maybe 9 panels. That would be a pretty small roof. You may know this, but not everyone realizes that you can use both sides of the house (albeit if your "other side" faces north that's not a great solution). You sure about that 3Kwp limit?

    Also, sadly due to regulations, the way that solar batteries are wired, they (and the solar panels) go inactive in the event of a grid outage. It is possible to safely wire a few devices into the emergency power outlet, but it's a not something that most people do - although it's not a bad idea.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,838 ✭✭✭SouthWesterly

    I'm short no. The SAAS offer would suit you ideally if not getting the battery.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭loopymum

    In a qoute I got they said they would fit a changeover switch for 1k extra. Really don't think it's worth it. If the weather is shite which it usually when there are powercuts then you would be lucky to get any solar power & you would be probably only have 4kw useable from your battery till it would shut down.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭MAULBROOK

    Thats starting to look like a standard kit and price from them.

    Its not far off the the guide formula of 1k per kw, 1k per 2.5kw battery, Eddie €500. This formula is after grant.

    Do you have any other quotes?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,485 ✭✭✭Psygnosis


    Can anyone PM me a company in Cork, would prefer to use someone local incase of any issues.

    House already has panels tubes that heat water. And two PV Panels that I have no idea what they do. They dont have an inverter I've searched everywhere in the house for it. Its defo not there.,

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,538 ✭✭✭THE ALM

    Prices definitely on the rise looking at recent quotes, would think you would be looking to knock 1k off that.

    The way material and transport cost are going the guideline price might have to be revised.

    Having said that our install has just been completed for less than the guide by this company, we had been quoted about three months ago and deposit paid to lock that price in as it was very good at the time and we would certainly have no problem recommending them for the work done.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭con747

    Waiting on more to come in, Saas have been dragging their heels coming out to survey. Waiting since September for a survey and total lack of communication from them when chasing it up.

    Don't expect anything from life, just be grateful to be alive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,835 ✭✭✭championc

    With only two panels, then most likely each is linked to a small micro inverter (on the underside of the panel).

    So look for an electric cable from the panels into a socket

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,484 ✭✭✭MAULBROOK

    I tried to send you a DM.

    I think I sent you the details of my installer before but if you want it send me a message.

    The Saas lads are snowed under with work. TBF nearly every solar contractor is in the same position.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭con747

    Don't expect anything from life, just be grateful to be alive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,524 ✭✭✭con747

    Don't expect anything from life, just be grateful to be alive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭loopymum

    Who are the Dublin based Nationwide people? Could someone pm me please, I have gotten a qoute from the Enniskillen already

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,838 ✭✭✭SouthWesterly

    A friend has been talking to them since September. He has a January date at the earliest

  • Registered Users Posts: 366 ✭✭Cerdito

    My Enniskillen quote:






    10500 EUROS INC.VAT 


    Does "APPLY TO SEAI REF. GRANT" mean I have to do this in advance of engaging these guys?

    Is it worth haggling or is the price the price?

  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭bewhiched

    Hi Totally

    Brand new to these but looking to have them installed soon and got this quote I have mailed 7 more to see

  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭bewhiched

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,538 ✭✭✭THE ALM

    When filling in the grant form we entered the installers details so that they received the grant direct and they then charged us the pre-grant price.

    You could try haggling but we didn't get any movement out of them, we didn't try particularly hard having said that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,982 ✭✭✭✭DrPhilG

    Problem with those lads is that they're so busy now, they're in prime positioning re haggling.

    No harm in asking though. Also keep trying, you might find a better price.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,306 ✭✭✭Zamboni

    I received this quote during the week for a Dublin property

    3.5KW system



    2.4KW battery

    Total 9,100

    After Grant 6,100

    3,500 + 1,000 + Eddi 500 + Solis Inverter 500 = 5,500

    Doesn't seem to far off the equation...

    I am new to this so welcome any opinions?