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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 08:35:46 AM »

Perhaps I should have added. What sort of people were they? I'm curious.

They were older folk (look whose talking!) who liked the house, but never had any intention of keeping the PV. They didn't know what FiTs were, and their solicitor hadn't (according to them) mentioned FiTs or any transfer of the account.

Whilst I disagree about the looks of PV, as I don't really care what mine (or others) rooves look like, I do appreciate that for some it's a major issue. But on this occasion as they live under the PV, so can't really see it, I don't get the upset.

I'm reminded of an episode of 'the moaning of life' with Karl Pilkington touring the world. He'd previously said that he'd rather be the only ugly person in a world full of beautiful people, than the only beautiful person in a world full of ugly people, and put that example to use when visiting a valley where a beautiful temple is carved out of the rockface (possibly the one from the 3rd Indiana film(?)). He said he wouldn't want to live in that temple but rather in a hole in the rockface opposite - that way he'd get to look at the temple all day, whilst they'd only get to stare at his hole.

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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 09:32:26 AM »

Its an extrapolation of "would I paint my house pink with white spots". Not sure how many people would. But then I use to be a designer, so aesthetics is important to me so my viewpoint is at the aesthetics end of the spectrum rather than the monetry end. I spent alot of time planning where my PV went to mm accuracy - much to the frustration of the installer who initially decided to move things a few feet - although part of this was about integrating a Velux window in the install which had to be centered on a feature inside the house.
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2018, 11:28:52 AM »

I'm in the process of refurbishing / extending / rebuilding our house and will be re-tiling the whole roof. Must say I do like the look of these and will be interested in the price.

85no 58mm solar thermal tubes, 28.5Kw PV, 3 x Sunny Backup 5048, 3x Sunny Island 5048, 2795 Ah (135kWh) (c20) Rolls batteries 48v, Atmos wood gasification boiler, Brosley wood burner, 2000lt buffer tank and 250lt DHW
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