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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2017, 08:58:01 PM »

This has been down the road from me for a few years, google maps do it better than i could. The roof is SSE (and only just, a strong breeze and it would be due south)

A bit of shading in the summer and no friggin sun in the winter.

Could be worse, look at this pillock with his panels hanging over his neighbours roof ...

... oh wait  banghead
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4kW pv (16x250+good-we inverter)
Wood burner
107L water tank solar dump
Anything else the wife will let me play with.
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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2017, 09:05:54 PM »

When I was living in Greece the government was giving grants if you installed solar thermal systems so everyman and his dog was a registered installer. The roofs there are flat so the A frame panels and tank could be installed at any angle, which they were, depending on the time of day they were installed!!!  Morning installs pointed Easterly and the last job of the day pointed Westerly wherever the sun was at the time. wackoold wackoold  I used to make a living just turning them around to point south. extrahappy extrahappy extrahappy

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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2017, 08:26:26 PM »

Spotted this system today in Richmond- which is unusual in itself as there are very few around. No wonder if they're like this.  It's a South facing roof but that mature tree is only a few metres away. Massive shading...


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2.18kWp 10x South facing, plus 4x West facing 880W

Mk1 ImmerSUN DHW diverter
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