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TonyJ
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TonyJ
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@Kev (and others) Thanks again for your help. We got a bill last week with a credit of over $1200! At this rate the panels will be paid off in no time ...

TonyJ
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Go solar! We're really happy with how our new solar system is reducing our bills. We're hoping for a zero bill over summer. Thanks again to the member ...

TonyJ
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Great, thanks @Kev. Our power company is Power Direct. We live down on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. I'm not sure how we got such a good rate ...

TonyJ
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Am I reading this wrong @Kev? Appreciate your help.

TonyJ
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We've gone with another supplier and are getting 16 270 watt solar panels. The price is $4700 and the warranty is 90% efficiency after 10 years and 80 ...

TonyJ
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Thanks again for all the feedback. We were able to cancel and will keep investigating other options.

TonyJ
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Thank you. Very helpful. It looks like we rushed in too soon. We will try to cancel the battery purchase.

TonyJ
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Sorry, yes we already have six panels which give us 1.5kw. The new panels would be 4.32kw, so we would have nearly 6kw. But the battery is only 1.2kw.

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Kev
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Nope, it seems that your supplier is giving you 71.30c per kWh.Never, ever seen or heard of a FIT that high - and it states that it doesn't have a fix ...

Kev
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Sorry if this is a 'downer' on your green savings....Always keep in mind the 'power' of the panels is the maximum possible output in perfect condition ...

Brad
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As @Kev says a 1.2 battery will give you next to no savings. If you have an isolator switch in case of a power failure you can have some back up off g ...

AHoy
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@TonyJ, I agree with the previous posters. Batteries are not worth buying yet. They are offered to the market at a premium. Typically power costs you ...

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TonyJ
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@Kev (and others) Thanks again for your help. We got a bill last week with a credit of over $1200! At this rate the panels will be paid off in no time ...

TonyJ
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Thank you. Very helpful. It looks like we rushed in too soon. We will try to cancel the battery purchase.

TonyJ
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Sorry, yes we already have six panels which give us 1.5kw. The new panels would be 4.32kw, so we would have nearly 6kw. But the battery is only 1.2kw.

TonyJ
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Hi all, We are installing 16 extra solar panels on our roof and adding battery storage. The battery is a 1.2KW Lithium Iron Phosphate with 10 years wa ...

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