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Can anyone recommend where to source my solar pv panels from?

We are going to be installing an in roof system so will need trays as well. 
Between 6-10kw dependant on panel size and cost

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I just installed a 6k today on my house. All materials was £3082+vat. And 2.5 electricians 1 days work (one left at lunch - he was there to just help get them on the roof). 
 

Bought from local branch of Edmundson electrical .

 

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23 minutes ago, gc100 said:

I just installed a 6k today on my house. All materials was £3082+vat. And 2.5 electricians 1 days work (one left at lunch - he was there to just help get them on the roof). 
 

Bought from local branch of Edmundson electrical .

 


Thanks, that’s exactly what I’m planning to do. Self install and then just get the electrician to connect them up

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I got a 5pkW system form INTS with GSE trays, solar edge optimisers, inverter and diverter for £4k.

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I’m thinking of doing mine and the electrician connecting them. The whole MCS is painful.

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Just remember you can’t get paid export without an MCS registered install. 

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1 hour ago, Nickfromwales said:

Just remember you can’t get paid export without an MCS registered install. 

But also look up how much extra it will cost for an MCS install, work out how much you think you will export, and then work out how long the very low export payment would take ro replay the MCS surcharge.  In my case NEVER.

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Agreed, but it’s a factor in this thread that folk should be aware of.

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I've just used plug in solar for a self install and very pleased with them. Their systems are generally based on microinverters which do work out a bit more expensive but are usually better if you have shading/complex roof shape. We are a refurb on a 60s double hipped roof so have panels split across 4 planes facing SE, SW and W. If I had all the panels in a nice flat square a single invertor would have been cheaper but you have to work with what you have!

 

Highly recommend the GSE trays too- easy to install and seem like a quality product. 

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Yep, I used PluginSolar as well. great service and no hassle with delivery.

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Plug in solar seems expensive.

 

We'll be installing a 4kW ground mounted system.

 

Solar Energy Store is £3150 - https://www.solar-energy-store.co.uk/home/4-0kW-Solar-PV-Full-Kit-ground-flat-roof-mounted-p142551649

 

Plug in Solar £4680 - https://www.pluginsolar.co.uk/?product=plug-in-solar-4kw-diy-solar-power-kit-with-adjustable-ground-mounts

 

Obviously plug in solar has micro inverters while the solar energy store has a single inverter.  I should add of course that we will be installing the system, so I have no experience with buying from the solar energy store (yet!)

 

Simon

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getting a quote generally trumps displayed web pricing, in my experience.

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