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    Solar Panels Fitted

    Anyone thinking of getting solar panels fitted? Give me a shout and we split £100 referral if you proceed with the company installing mine.
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    Be aware a neighbour near me just had solar panels fitted and got a free flock of pigeon's as well. They appear to have moved in underneath and come out craping all over the place and coo'ing 24/7. The Council can't do anything about it either so consider fitting some mesh if there is a gap underneath for Pigeon's to get under and make home.
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    Maybe I could use the panels to power electric fencing or buy a .22.
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    Whats the latest thought on panels then, thought with the removal of some of the subsidy they are now a bit less worthwhile?
    what are the payback figures now?

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    Prices have "miraculously" crashed through the floor since the cuts in subsidy ! Funny how they can cut the cost so quickly, just goes to prove how much they were making before
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    Quote Originally Posted by colinicky View Post
    Prices have "miraculously" crashed through the floor since the cuts in subsidy ! Funny how they can cut the cost so quickly, just goes to prove how much they were making before
    panel installers where tripling their money this time last year, hence why i started to install my own, then someone elses, and another. they were ripping people off, even this time last year, solar arrays were costing £4k in parts, they were charging anything from 12-16k to install.
    the panels are not much cheaper, but the installers are having to fight for the business.

    really, anyone who wants them, install them yourself, and get a MCS installer to comission it for £150, they will do it. you can get an array that would even today cost you £8k for about £4k, its plug in and play too! no difficult work that any good diy person cant do.
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    Have you bought them outright or are they through the rental/lease/hire scheme or whatever it is?
    I predict major problems in a few years time when people who haven't bought the panels outright come to sell their houses. The buyers mortgage company won't be happy that they have effectivly rented out their roof for 25 years.

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    I'm interested what happens when the roof sags, or the tiles need replacing.
    I've heard that the installers idea of a survey was to poke their head into the attic and make sure there was enough support 'to last whilst we bung them on, and drive away'.

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    I don't think you can tar them all with the same brush anymore than you can call all estate agents a wanker... oh, hang on a minute.

    It's interesting how much is assumed without any research

    You can buy the panels and receive surplus tarif in addition to daily needs or allow the company to lease the airspace above your roof and you use the electricity generated for your daily needs while it is being produced with the company receiving a tarif from any surplus. Tarifs haven't changed for the surplus but it's not something that affects the home owner if they are not receiving them anyway.

    Like many others, I have gone for the latter. The panels, fitting and maintenance are free, it's for a period of 25 years and they remove them at the end at no charge. Forecast savings are 30% per annum. The approval process, staffed by the contractor who also has the liability for any damage, includes liaison with your insurance company and mortgage provider and you have the option to make changes to your roof with them removing and replacing panels for free, such as following an extension. Far from putting people off buying a house for sale with them, it's a selling point, with all rights transfered. Should the house be rented, this also gives the property the competitive edge against similar property withouit the panels.

    Anyone serious about it, please pm me and I'll send the specific links to the company I'm going with, for further information. 30% savings and fifty quid cash back from my referal is worth a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Clanger View Post
    I don't think you can tar them all with the same brush anymore than you can call all estate agents a wanker... oh, hang on a minute.

    It's interesting how much is assumed without any research

    You can buy the panels and receive surplus tarif in addition to daily needs or allow the company to lease the airspace above your roof and you use the electricity generated for your daily needs while it is being produced with the company receiving a tarif from any surplus. Tarifs haven't changed for the surplus but it's not something that affects the home owner if they are not receiving them anyway.

    Like many others, I have gone for the latter. The panels, fitting and maintenance are free, it's for a period of 25 years and they remove them at the end at no charge. Forecast savings are 30% per annum. The approval process, staffed by the contractor who also has the liability for any damage, includes liaison with your insurance company and mortgage provider and you have the option to make changes to your roof with them removing and replacing panels for free, such as following an extension. Far from putting people off buying a house for sale with them, it's a selling point, with all rights transfered. Should the house be rented, this also gives the property the competitive edge against similar property withouit the panels.

    Anyone serious about it, please pm me and I'll send the specific links to the company I'm going with, for further information. 30% savings and fifty quid cash back from my referal is worth a thought.
    you will find that several mortgage companies will want the Solar renter paid off before they offer a loan against the property. at this point, you are at their mercy as to what they will charge you for that, and how long they will take to do it. if you want panels, do the maths, much better to get the tariff and use it to pay off a bank loan (5years) than allow someone to take the real value of the job, the tarrif

    it may be a green advantage when you sell, but really, the gains are small in electricity, and massive in tariff.

    its a no brainer

    (speaking as an installer and owner of several solar arrays )
    Last edited by MRKYMARK; 14-05-12 at 12:18 PM. Reason: spelling
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