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Smiley Boy
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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 05:13:36 PM »

Oh good suggestion Paul M.  I had not thought about buying from said site.  Or from Navitron.  It is only a budgeting number for me at this time.  Will see how long my SMA 4000 TL-20, with a ten year warranty lasts.
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4kW PV (16 x 250W Hyundai black mono panels, Sunny Boy 4000TL-20, Sunny Beam) south, 45deg slope bungalow, Pershore, WORCS.  Solic 200 diverter. Electricity use 2600kWh/y.  Worcester oil boiler - 1500L oil/y.  300mm loft & cavity wall insulation.  Triple glazed 0.7u. UltraFrame Livin roof system
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2020, 02:10:02 PM »

Finally, 15 days short of ten years, I have broken even on FITs earned over cost (net of grant).

I was an early adopter in 2010 and managed to get the Low Carbon Buildings grant which was phased out when FITs were introduced, but a lucky few could get both.

It has been a long wait to reach pay back given the high cost of the components back in 2010.

In practice, pay back was earlier as I have not quantified savings from using my PV generation at home and when the meter went backwards for the first few months.


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