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Re: Solar Energy

Post by DaveB on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:04 pm

Alank Sounds good, It obviously works for people without a gas supply or have I got that wrong too.here is something which I found interesting

http://www.electricityprices.org.uk/edf-eco-2020-tariff/

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Post by alank on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:44 am

I have a gas supply but not a pond specific boiler. I use the heat pump in winter to keep temps at 12 deg c, it does this quite well as the pond is insulated on covered top and sides.

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Post by DaveB on Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:51 pm

Alan

Having now run a heat pump for a few months and also used a gas boiler. I am beginning to think that it is not much in it regarding which is the cheapest. having bought the smaller heatpump as I origonally just wanted to use it when free. It just doesn,t keep the pond at 20 degs C when ambient temps drop to 10 degs C.It is very difficult to compare as I am keeping the pond temperature higher than usual and the weather has been lousy. However sinse using the heatpump my monthly combined gas/elec bill has increased by 20%. Getting back to the economy 10. I would be interested to know what you are paying per kwh at peak times. and off peak times I am currently paying 9.4p including VAT flat rate but with a standing charge of 13p per day.

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Post by alank on Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:02 pm

I will have to ring and check the latest. it was 6.2 p off peak, 13.7 normal.

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Post by Admin on Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:29 am

Solar Panels are being PHITTED here Laughing Monday ... YIPPIE Very Happy

How has the sudden recent `Heatwave` impacted yours Guys ?


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Re: Solar Energy

Post by DaveB on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:43 am

It is almost 12 months since my panels were fitted, and even though we have had the wettest summer on record. The panels manged to achieve what was predicted. I will post the final figure when the 12 months is up and see how many years it will take to get my money back.

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Post by Admin on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:54 am

Good to hear that `predicted` output has been achieved Sweetie despite the deluge which by default rectified the UK water shortages Very Happy

Hope the blazing sunshine atm more than compensates Guys and we will all be more than pleased we chose the `Renewable Energy` option Cool ...

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Post by DaveB on Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:23 pm

Admin wrote:Solar Panels are being PHITTED here Laughing Monday ... YIPPIE Very Happy

How has the sudden recent `Heatwave` impacted yours Guys ?

Let us know a bit more about your system and did you chose the free fitting option. If so whatsought of saving do you expect to make and if not what did it cost and what ia your annual prediction for energy produced. Best Regards Dave

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Post by Admin on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:07 pm

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Admin wrote:Solar Panels are being PHITTED here Laughing Monday ... YIPPIE Very Happy

How has the sudden recent `Heatwave` impacted yours Guys ?

Let us know a bit more about your system and did you chose the free fitting option. If so whatsought of saving do you expect to make and if not what did it cost and what ia your annual prediction for energy produced. Best Regards Dave

The SP phitters Laughing have not arrived yet Dave but the scaffolding was erected yesterday....

The entire system is free plus insurance for the 25 yr lease ...

The system is just 2.6 KW due to the chimney etc ... and `Solar Sun` a German company manufacture them .... Very Happy

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Re: Solar Energy

Post by DaveB on Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:06 pm

It will be really interesting to see how much your bills are reduced. Best

Is there anyway you can run a heatpump off what you are saving?

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Post by Admin on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:10 pm

Possibly Sweetie ...

My most recent electricity bill was 645 pounds sterling and the lady who brought the lease states she is saving 45% on her own bills via these panels Very Happy

Interestingly she also mentioned `ROTATION` in the use of daytime appliances (washer/dryer) etc in a bid to maximize usage Very Happy

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Re: Solar Energy

Post by Admin on Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:46 pm

After a slight delay .... the Solar Panels are being `phitted` as I type YIPPIE Very Happy

Hope we get a lot more Sunshine than has been available recently sunny

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Post by Admin on Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:43 am

All 12 SPs are in place .. YES !

Will post pics once the scaffolding has been removed Very Happy

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Re: Solar Energy

Post by DaveB on Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:20 pm

Hi Mio Great news. Good to hear it is going so well.

I now have the figures in for exactly 365 days and I have produced 2880kwhrs. This has given me a total income of £1322.88 .So will have paid for itself in less than 8 yrs. Remember this has been one of the worst summers on record and even though June & july under peformed. I still did better than the annual prediction for my system which only 2580 kwhs. So there is still the potental to do even better in the future even though there will be some loss in efficiency of the panels.

These figures do not include any saving on electricity and it is difficult to estimate if there is any due to running the heat pump. Overhaul I have achieved much higher pond temps which normally I would not have on the gas boiler alone. Keep us posted on developments and let us know how much your savings are once ot is all up & running.

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Post by Admin on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:03 pm

SP Pic`s Guys Very Happy

They have yet to collect the scaffolding .....



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Re: Solar Energy

Post by DaveB on Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:53 am

Great Photos. Let us know how they are performing and how much you are saving on electricity

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Post by DaveB on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:08 pm

How are you getting along with your panels. Any idea how much you are saving yet?

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Post by Admin on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:26 pm

I won`t know until the next electricity bill arrives Dave ...

The Loft has recently been re-insulated, requiring masks etc to get up there ...

How are you guys panels performing Sweetie ?

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Post by DaveB on Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:10 am

Performing per average for august or slightly above. Lets hope we get a good autumn and a better summer next year. Best regards Dave

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Post by DaveB on Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:02 pm

Panels performing well at the moment with well above average for september.

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Post by Admin on Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:15 pm

Another Fab day here too Sweetie Very Happy Hope we get an Indian Summer Very Happy

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Re: Solar Energy

Post by Admin on Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:19 pm

Just received the latest `Electricity` bill Guys (actual) which is £200 less than the last £645 (an estimate) @ £419 Very Happy YIPPIE !

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Re: Solar Energy

Post by DaveB on Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:02 am

Great News. Bet you are more than happy.

Sorry I have not been in touch for a while

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Post by Admin on Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:11 am

£200 savings in less than a quarter is PHANTASTIC Sweetie given prices are about to increase yet again ...

Havn`t we ALL made a great choice by installing SP`s Very Happy

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Post by DaveB on Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:13 am

Yes No regrets so far. Best Regards Dave

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