No idea about vinyl either however it seems to be a good deal.
I am using used panels and I am getting decent output. 245W 7+ year old panel often giving a peak of 100%. I have only install 4x 245W on a near flat roof (8 Degree) and its generating 1 - 3kWh on an average. Peak has been 3.6kWh
All proper instals get registered for SEG. Octopus pay 5.5 / kWh.
Having said that I notified my DNO and I got notification approval which implies I should be eligible for SEG. I've asked Octopus about it now not that I have much to export at the moment.
I used angle grinder like you did on the latter tiles. For the top row I tried to use a tile file.
I might pull them out and redo them in coming months as we are discussing small extension over that roof ?
The joist screws from my supplier were a bit better
Using Clenergy univeral roof brackets - the company i used also have easy mount rail but i decided to reuse original rail that came with the panels.
The original rail
The mid / end clamp
The mounted panels
When going the 4th and last panel I...
I managed to install 4x 250w secondlife panels earlier this week and wired the Growatt 1500s yesterday.
Considering it was very miserable for most of the day, it was good to see it generating enough for background usage for an hour today
The router is mounted on external wall and I added WiFi...
Energy audit is always good idea. I was asking about air source heat pump and was told I need energy efficiency certificate. In UK, if you install heat pump, the government pays renewal heat incentive which equates to the cost of the system installed after 7-10 years.
If the surface temperature...
I'm doing a DIY install if that counts.
Purchased used panels
Installing brackets to mount 4 panels to start with.
1.5kW inverter + brackets cost 300 so far.
Panels 200 for 14x 250w
We shall see how it goes beyond phase 1
Just picked up Growatt 1500s inverter and in the installation manual it mention DIP stick config for different countries.
I can't seem to find UK on the list. UK grid network recommendations include G83 and G59.
Anyone have similar configuration with other inverter?
That all depends upon how many panels you are putting up. I was contemplating 4x 250 and i might consider a few more horizontally mounted. With 7 panels, totally max wattage would be 1750. They are used panels with 10% degradation, max is likely below 1500 watts.
In amps, that would be under...
In UK off grid is a very limited duration scenario. I wouldn't worry too much about.
I think I'm warming up to growatt for extension. It's also IP65 rated so will stick it outside.
Just realised that I might be able to mount a few more panels sideways.
Started mounting brackets today only to...