Originally Posted by minnow
Hi all, great thread.
I'm looking into getting solar PV, ~6kW split approx 70/30% on South/West facing roof based on available space. Annual consumption 10,000 kWh, 35% night rate, heat pump system. I'm going relatively large on the install to maximise the output in winter when we need it most. Planning to move to an EV in coming months which I will charge on night rate during week and from the solar at the weekends.
Based on the advice on this thread I won't be considering a hot water diverter or battery. I believe we'll have a FIT sooner than later so will hopefully be making a few Euros in the summers.
I have a number of quotes and would appreciate your thoughts:
Quote1: 5kW, 14x360W Longi + Solis 5k inverter: 7377 Eur incl VAT
Quote2: 6kW, 370W Trinasolar + Solax inverter: 8430 incl VAT
Quote3: 4.2kW, 14x320W Amerisolar + Trannergy inverter: 7000 incl VAT
I will be asking all to add in panels to bring up to 6kW.
House 5 yrs old, no grant applicable.
Thanks in advance
Just an update to this post.
I went back to these suppliers and another suggested through PM. I ended up with a 25% reduction on a per kW basis.
I'm going ahead with a 6kW system for 6700 EUR (no grant applicable). Installer from NI. At about 1100 EUR/kW installed I think it's a reasonable price.
The moral is: get plenty of quotes and don't be shy to go back to them for their best price.
Thanks for the feedback and PMs.