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Not quite to close the loop here, but an update.... I am 95% sure im going for a 4.55kW, 10 panel array, with an 8.2kW GivEnergy battery system.
 
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Not quite to close the loop here, but an update.... I am 95% sure im going for a 4.55kW, 10 panel array, with an 8.2kW GivEnergy battery system.
Do you mind me asking what price range that falls into. It's something I would consider, will 10 panels run the house all year
 
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How much roof space does that use up out of interest?

Both sides, it’s a east/west split.

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Wow, very nice @LeeH

However you can also ground mount.
I'm thinking of mounting them adjacent to a 1m high south facing wall. The advantage for us is;

a) Protection from the stormy weather (50-80mph) that we consider 'normal' winter winds up here,,,, :roll:
b) Much easier to clean salt, bird, cat poo build up off them.
c) Possible relocation if we need to develop the garden,,, as my missus keep having 'new' building ideas😥
d) Easier maintenance for a creaky old duffer that falls off/over things all the time,,,,,,:tinhat:
e) Somewhere new and warm for the cats to have a dump on,,,,,ashock1

Just a thought or two!
 
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How are we all doing with the solar? I’ve had a few 10kWh days this month with the good weather. Having a partly shaded array this time of year I won’t generate as much as the people with unshaded south facing roofs but at the current energy prices payback time will be much quicker.
 

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We're up and trucking... Availability of batteries means I am currently running a 5.2 until my 8.2 arrives.... Some teething problems with some proper dodgy readings, but I turned the CT clamp around and all appears well.

I still need to complete the switch to Octopus Agile and get a smart meter installed before this journey is completed, but so far, I'm very impressed with the system, and am becoming suitably obsessed with the app and managing consumption.

GIRFUY Big 6 and Ofgem

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Just wondered if anyone had experience of the Solar Together schemes.
These are organised by local councils as a group buying venture in which firms tender for large contracts in the given locality.
After registration you pay a deposit after which you get a home survey and subsequent installation date.

Price doesn't seem that competitive and looking on TrustPilot and Facebook reviews are poor.
Thinking I'll probably go with a local firm even if it takes a bit longer as demand is so high at the moment.

I'm in Bucks but these schemes are running all over the country.
Any feedback would be appreciated - cheers !
 

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