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Caesium



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Solar PV

Having taken the plunge and ordered my next car (an EV) I am considering the Solar PV option.

We use a lot of electricity here, to the point where this is my renewal cost

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has anyone else made the step to solar energy and seen a decent reduction in their bills? It concerns me that the payback is looking at about 20 years at the moment, hardly worth while. Christian.


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Post #639949 17th Aug 2022 3:43pm
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AJGalaxy2012



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End of April this year my Solar PV & Battery was installed. I was on Octopus GO for EV etc and my monthly outgoing was £178. Octopus wanted to increase it to £565 but looking at my previous years use and using the new tariff prices £465 was the right amount.

I couldn't stomach this rise so researched solar, I got loads of duff information and recommendations I then received a call from the people who eventually supplied my system. The people on the phone for a change were not sales people, they were technical and that made a huge difference.

The net result is our payment are less than £70 per month, this will go up as winter approaches but by modelling theSolar generation and our use, our bills shouldnt hit much more than £80 per month. Our payback time is circa 3 years or so. If electricity prices go up in October and January that will be even shorter.

I can put you in touch with the company and the design consultant I used if wish. The system is fully guaranteed and is exceeding all predicted performance. BMW i3 Electric Car (170 bhp mobility scooter)
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Post #639982 17th Aug 2022 7:22pm
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AJGalaxy2012



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21 / 22 Usage, end of April Solar PV switched on. BMW i3 Electric Car (170 bhp mobility scooter)
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Post #639983 17th Aug 2022 7:24pm
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dingg1



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13 panel system tied into a 3.6kwh inverter, no batteries, lucky enough to obtain a grant for 60% of the cost, run a swimming pool pump (750w 8hrs a day) and ashp when required last months bill 34e.

Post #639985 17th Aug 2022 7:39pm
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Bill



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AJGalaxy2012 wrote:
End of April this year my Solar PV & Battery was installed. I was on Octopus GO for EV etc and my monthly outgoing was £178. Octopus wanted to increase it to £565 but looking at my previous years use and using the new tariff prices £465 was the right amount.

I couldn't stomach this rise so researched solar, I got loads of duff information and recommendations I then received a call from the people who eventually supplied my system. The people on the phone for a change were not sales people, they were technical and that made a huge difference.

The net result is our payment are less than £70 per month, this will go up as winter approaches but by modelling theSolar generation and our use, our bills shouldnt hit much more than £80 per month. Our payback time is circa 3 years or so. If electricity prices go up in October and January that will be even shorter.

I can put you in touch with the company and the design consultant I used if wish. The system is fully guaranteed and is exceeding all predicted performance.



I’m gobsmacked octopus go wanted to lump it up so much, I thought they were supposed to be cheap for EV charging…ie 0.075p per unit.

Aprecuate a pm with consultants contacts

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Post #640018 17th Aug 2022 11:32pm
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AJGalaxy2012



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Octopus are cheap and you’re correct £0.075 off peak. The price hike at the end of tariff went from £0.05 / £0.132 to £0.075 / £0.292 along with 4p on the standing charge. Gas went from £0.023 to £0.113 per kWh too. We’ve moved water heating over to electric and we will be making greater use of heatpumps this winter.
Since we’ve had solar you can see our peak rate use is almost zero, that’s made a huge impact on energy spend.

J BMW i3 Electric Car (170 bhp mobility scooter)
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Post #640023 18th Aug 2022 2:34am
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S60R



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Can you give details of who you used please?

I would like to look at this…

Thanks

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AJGalaxy2012



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Post #640028 18th Aug 2022 6:06am
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AJGalaxy2012 wrote:
I can put you in touch with the company and the design consultant I used if wish. The system is fully guaranteed and is exceeding all predicted performance.

Please can you put me in touch with them.
Currently chatting to JoJu about a system and need to compare etc
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Navydoc



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Hi can I have company details too please 🙏
Thanks
Jamie

Post #640032 18th Aug 2022 6:42am
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RSW



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Solar works but you need to be aware of the differance between being North and South of the country makes to the equation for payback
https://solargis.com/maps-and-gis-data/download/united-kingdom
It's pretty shocking how quickly it drops the further North you go

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AJGalaxy2012



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Totally agree from the SolarPV perspective but put a battery into the equation, charge it up off peak / agile and again, youre on a winner. I'm just starting on nailing together another battery, with it's own inverter and BMS etc, dead easy build, loads on youtube.
Total cost of all parts including 'A' grade EVE LifeP04 cells, Seplos BMS and Victron Inverter just under £4000. Saving on todays prices of electricity £1130 per year, When the October price rise comes in, £2250, less than 2 years break even. BMW i3 Electric Car (170 bhp mobility scooter)
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pgerman



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@AJGalaxy2012 - could i have the details of who you used also please?

Thanks
Paul

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Kot



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Can you also PM me please with details 2018 SE SDV8 4.4 Byron Blue

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LiftedDisco



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I feel a theme going here…. Please could you PM me with relevant contact details etc?

Many thanks!

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