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Solar panels

July 3, 2012 in Blog


Have now had four quotes for installation of solar systems. All Canberra based companies. The roof orientation is good, the incline of the roof is good for solar panels but not so easy for installing being a little steep. There are however a couple of things on the roof that limit the number of panels we can put up. We had three good companies quote and their prices are very similar, though the guy who works for himself is able to be substantially cheaper as the others have sales staff as well as installers. The fourth company was arrogant, said everyone else was rubbish and was twice as much as the others for the same size system. It is very hard to compare different inverters, panels etc so we found solarquotes.com.au very useful as the site compares everything for you and has reviews of installation companies and info on what to look out for.

3 comments to 'Solar panels'

  1. Joh said on July 8, 2012

    Hi Bastet
    I would really encourage you to pursue the solar panels. I have had mine on for 2 years now and have found them to be great. The energy saving was fantastic. I found the following web site helpful http://www.energymatters.com.au/renewable-energy/solar-power/solar-consumer-guide.php

  2. Joh said on July 12, 2012

    @ Baset another useful article on solar panels from Gmagazine http://www.gmagazine.com.au/features/3120/7-tips-going-solar I found the comments on doing the maths very interesting.

  3. The solar panels are being installed this week. We are able to have the full 16 panels we wanted for a 4Kw system. He is installing them according to the new regulations coming in later this year (about enclosing cables) and is using our installation as a presentation. I really can’t understand why people would defer putting in solar panels (if it is possible) as they are not that expensive and you get a tangible return which you don’t for most other improvements to a home- such as new doors or floors or a new kitchen or bathroom.

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