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Old 14th October 2017, 10:53 AM   #2071
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I'm in Brisbane, and I haven't seen any prices that low anywhere.
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Old 14th October 2017, 10:54 AM   #2072
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Its XC351 pricing, unobtainable and usually with an illegal install.
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Old 14th October 2017, 11:20 AM   #2073
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Not illegal. But is a good price either way. Hit up positronic solar he should come close.

Iíll post up a few wholesale price lists up here.

There is a 10k mark up on a giant battery/inverter setups (excluding solar pannels). You just need to find a small installer that will work for a decent rate. It doesnít take long to install a system. Get apprentice/labourer to install pannels whole lecky does airing.
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Old 14th October 2017, 12:45 PM   #2074
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if I can get panels for that price.. hmmm ~rubs hands~
in limbo atm, waiting for home loan yay or nay.

so many plans and ideas wanting to push through, grr, very frustrating.

house has 4kw system currently, but has room for expansion, and a huge double garage with even more room.

1st home buyer, it's been one hell of a ride so far
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Old 14th October 2017, 12:45 PM   #2075
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i just had a quote done
i wanted a 5kw system installed on the shed roof with a use it before feeding it back to grid system

the prices were nuts
16 325 w jinko panels
16 enphase micro inverters
single phase meter
enphase communications gateway
labour
and $3k to add another mainline to the shed to feed solar back to meter box
all up $12590 after credit rebates

i have a 80amp 10mm main going from the meter box to the shed originally i was told i could use this to feed the solar back to the house

i cant justify 12k the return is longer then the warranty period
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Old 14th October 2017, 1:57 PM   #2076
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Skip the micro inverters. A basic 5kw system is 3500-5000k in qld.

Hell I got a offer in the mail for a slightly larger system from Eurosolar for $3699

Now letís say thatís $100 per pannel = $1800 so inverter, wiring, misc, Energex/Ergon fees is $1899. No idea what they pay for an inverter but Letís day its 899 and power company fees are a few hundred, labour and wiring. They might only make $500 profit per system.


But it goes to prove $100 per pannel installed is doable.
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Old 14th October 2017, 1:58 PM   #2077
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Morning Xxxx

True Value Solar just wanted to touch base with you to let you know we have a high quality and affordable 5kW Solar System available.
For just $3,699* you get a 5.13kW Solar System, 4kW Bosch Inverter and 19 x 270W Jinko Panels.
This package is a great way to go solar without compromising on quality.
This is a limited offer as stocks are selling fast. To secure this offer please call 13 76 52 and quote.

Thanks True Value Solar
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Old 14th October 2017, 2:00 PM   #2078
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Ok itís a bosh inverter as well so not a cheap brand.
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Old 14th October 2017, 2:09 PM   #2079
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I'm really liking the look of solar edge, inverter wise, with their DC optimized inverters. shading only effects the panel thats shaded and doesn't bring down the whole system.
would REALLY like that function in charge controller on the hobby scale, but then, I'd never be able to afford it anyway ha.

how much more it costs for an install though and weather it will make enough of a difference in production over time to warrant it. hmmmm

ugh, hurry up bank and tell me if I can have the house or not!
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Old 14th October 2017, 8:39 PM   #2080
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some panels deal with partial shading better than others. But thats not a issue for me.

There is a massive price in cheap vs german pannels. depends of room space its 70m2ish for 10kw

tilt brackets add cost as well, maybee worth getting 50% more pannels than adding tilts. Depending on inverter it may clip the output but meh
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Old 14th October 2017, 8:57 PM   #2081
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here is an extract of giants pricing from earlyier this year i got theres and a few others price lists for a uni assignment.
Have positronics wholesale pricelist as well

That excludes solar pannels but u can see there is almost up to 40k mark up.
If you think there isnt massive mark ups you are crazy dont forget this is for a kit of a engineered set up

my $100 pannel price came from a installer who works for large company but will also install his own. All legit and as then its his work he should take more pride in it



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Old 15th October 2017, 2:27 PM   #2082
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Hi Chaps

I scored a few AGM batteries (some new and some only a 2 years old) and looking at setting up a system to power our in-ground pool pumps for the filter and solar heating.
I have 7 of the ACME branded batteries and 3 of the Monolite. The filter pump is around 1.5kW and the solar pump around 750W.

Pool Pump is a Viron XT Variable Speed Pump

Wondering if some of you guys can make some recommendations in terms of:

1. What voltage I should run the battery banks at? (ie. 12, 24, 36 or 48V)

2. How many PV panels I'd need to keep the battery bank maintained.

3. If the battery bank would be able to maintain both pumps running for up to 8 hours per day.

4. Any recommendation on a good, budget MPPT and inverter to run the system.

Thanks for any help and other suggestions along the way...


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Old 15th October 2017, 5:34 PM   #2083
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Hi Chaps

I scored a few AGM batteries (some new and some only a 2 years old) and looking at setting up a system to power our in-ground pool pumps for the filter and solar heating.
I have 7 of the ACME branded batteries and 3 of the Monolite. The filter pump is around 1.5kW and the solar pump around 750W.

Pool Pump is a Viron XT Variable Speed Pump

Wondering if some of you guys can make some recommendations in terms of:

1. What voltage I should run the battery banks at? (ie. 12, 24, 36 or 48V)

2. How many PV panels I'd need to keep the battery bank maintained.

3. If the battery bank would be able to maintain both pumps running for up to 8 hours per day.

4. Any recommendation on a good, budget MPPT and inverter to run the system.

Thanks for any help and other suggestions along the way...

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If that's all the battery bank you have, you're limited to a 12 or 24v setup.

due to having 10 batteries.


if you want to do this properly, need proper specs of everything you want to run and for how long you hope to run them.

you have 12kW available to you, however, staying above 50% DOD means you only have 6kW available.

if you can put up the model of whatever you want to run that'd be great.

Also, when you run the pump eg: time of day and for how long

take pictures of any models or specs on the pumps ect: and put them up here
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