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Offline angila


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Hey it sounds great.You are saving both your money as well as electricity,which is very precious for us.Its great you are preserving valuable resource.



Offline mondi

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Well, got it installed today.





It was fun watching the power meter go backwards and then forwards again when a cloud went over.




So we will see what all the fuss is about.    :p



Offline looney


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Hey mondi, would love to hear how you fair over time.

i did the sums and for my house it will take 11 years to repay itself. which if i factor in halestorms which will likely bugger the panels before that time, and reduced buyback rates dont make it viable for me.

if i could get it installed for say $2k i'd be in, but not at what it costs currently.



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mine goes in some time next week I'm told...



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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Specs???????

err...

I #think# it's an 8 panel thingy giving 2kw???

Costs about $4500, but get about $2500 back I THINK?

Wife's dept  :confused:



Offline mondi

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Hey mondi, would love to hear how you fair over time.

i did the sums and for my house it will take 11 years to repay itself. which if i factor in halestorms which will likely bugger the panels before that time, and reduced buyback rates dont make it viable for me.

if i could get it installed for say $2k i'd be in, but not at what it costs currently.

This one is the 2Kw system and will do about 1/3 of the households needs. I really need a 5Kw system but the cost would have been huge and taken a long time to pay off. System cost for the 2Kw was $5k plus a few extras for installation and the cost of a new meter.

Doing the sums it will take 5 years to pay off but that is not including the Feed in Tariffs. If they get off there arse and improve the feed in Tariffs then it will be a lot quicker to pay off and more people will go for it.

The other thing that gave me the shits was that this had to be installed by a registered mob to claim the RECs. If you do it yourself you can't claim, it was hard standing back watching something be installed that I could do myself. Oh well.

And the other thing that needs to be improved - if I want to expand the system, there is very little of the extra expense that can be claimed.  :doh:



Offline mondi

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err...

I #think# it's an 8 panel thingy giving 2kw???

Costs about $4500, but get about $2500 back I THINK?

Wife's dept  :confused:


That would be a 1.5Kw system for that price. Depends on the panels but 8 panels sounds about right for 1.5Kw.

1.5Kws is the sweet spot, that is where you get the best value for money. Around $2.5K

My 2Kw system was $5k so that makes it another $2.5k for 500watts which is a little silly.



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I was told mine would pay for itslef in 30 months at our current usage rates.



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