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  1. I think its typically twice that at £6k for a 4kwp
  2. If it was wired in twin and earth or SWA youd have the same problem of separating the live conductor to get a CT round it. Equally problematic with twin and earth/SWA/flex/YY. Theres usually enough space inside a consumer unit to get a CT on the PV live wire, certainly with Owl CTs
  3. YY = flex which is used for power and control. The Eland cables link raises specific concerns about the metallic braid on CY and SY but nothing specific about YY. Heres a link to Lapps YY offering which specifically states used for power https://lapplimited.lappgroup.com/products/yy-cable.html YY/flex is unarmoured double insulated which is exactly the same protection as twin and earth. I think its fair to assume the spark that did the OPs install is comfortable using YY/flex and as its a new build will have almost certainly been signed off by a qualified spark.........you would assume!!
  4. Yes. Have a look on the ENA inverter database for any make/model youre thinking of buying to verify the G98 cert. If a manufacturer has bothered to type test and certify their inverter, Id be fairly comfortable buying their kit
  5. CE marking is potentially meaningless for a personal import from outside the EU. If something dodgy injures you who you gonna complain to...... a company in China whos name you cant pronounce. As mentioned a few years ago rumour has it chinese companies were using a very similar CE mark that they said was a "China Export" mark and noghing to do with European CE marking
  6. Whys that? You can get "flex"/YY cable in a big range of sizes capable of handling much more than 2.5kw.
  7. If its a new build it shouldnt be too hard to track down the spark that installed the system via the site agent/builder. Failing that if youve not been given an in home display for your smart meter youll likely be able to get one from your eleccy supplier or off ebay. If you want to see what youre generating without going in the loft, you can get simple wireless energy meters that fit round the live conductor of the cable from your inverter and transmit to a small display- have a look at Owl Micro as an example. Youll likely need to get a spark to fit the clamp that measures the current depending on your competancy
  8. Spot on. If DC connected, the inverter does the overall limiting whether its from PV, batteries or both. Technically you should tell the DNO about the change of inverter and if the new and old have the same limited output and have a manufacturers cert on the ENA database there'd be no issue
  9. If the batteries are AC coupled then they have the potential to feed into the grid in addition to the 6kw PV you have approval to export. If your batteries can push out 5kw and your PV push out 6kw then your DNO will want to assess you potential export as 11kw.
  10. Each to their own! Thanks for the detailed explanation of your setup. Being non techy Id be sticking to standard SE kit. Your SE8000H inverter does all the battery charge management without a StorEdge interface?? SE do an xxxx- S4 variant of the StorEdge interface which is intended to be used with the HD wave inverters and I cant work out why that is needed as your HD wave inverter is managing the battery on its own. Anyone know why??
  11. So in the summer your inverter will limit generation to circa 6kw. Spring, autumn and winter its likely the array will limit what you generate so I would squeeze in as many panels as you can to maximise generation for the majority of the year outside the summer peak. The maximum DC input figures manufacturers state are when all panels are facing the same way so are all generating at max at the same time. You can massively oversize your array if the panels are orientated differently so not hitting peak generation at the same time. Our SE inverter has a max 5250w DC input but currently has 6.4kwp panels connected with a further 2kwp to be added in the next few weeks. With 2kwp facing SE, 3.2kwp facing SW and 3.2kwp facing NW, PVGIS figures for the last 2 years say max we'll generate is just over 5kw so hopefully no smoke from the inverter! If youve got the space and funds, Id definitely oversize your array up to the manufacturers max rating or beyond if you want to crunch the figures.
  12. Are you using 100% solaredge kit? SE6000H inverter, maybe storedge interface, SE or LG battery pack and SE energy meter?? Trying to understand options for adding a battery.
  13. Quick look and I think thats for earlier inverters with a display. Now theyve ditched the display its all configured through SetApp
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