purchasing a solar panel

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  1. Jazzbow

    Jazzbow Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, we have decided to fit a solar panel, we're going for a 100w semi flexible. If anyone has similar could you recommend the retailer. There are a few out there with a massive range in prices for what appears to be the same product, it's a bit confusing.
    We would be getting someone to fit it for us, is it a big job? how long would you expect them to take? Again I ask this because my reaction to the quotes given have been... 'really?' to...' Aye your taking the p*** now!'
    Thanks
     
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    Hi I used Central Leisure Services to fit my 100watt monocrystal panel dual 20watt regulator with display
    all in £499 and they came to me (they are based in Coventry) Mark is the owner and also a MH owner.
     
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  3. horshamjack

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    Just fitted 2 x 100w semi flex on my roof last weekend
    Went for semi flex due to no room for rigid's on roof
    Bought them from fleabay
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161285729977?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
    Bought the controller on techno's advise
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141166903265?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
    Installed panels using silkaflex and controller and wiring Sat connected up on Sun morn ..
    Was easy tbh after reading so many posts here i.e Trikemans
    Saved a bit of dosh doing so and had the satisfaction of doing it myself :cool:
     

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  4. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    Nice looking job with room for a third.Wise choice that 300 watt unit, I did wonder why at first as there is a 200 watt version. Well done
     
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    Recently had rigid panel fit at the Lincoln show by professional who is also a Funster ( Dave Newell). 100 wt plus regulator all wiring etc took about 1 hour.
     
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  6. horshamjack

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    Thanks Techno/Andy
    Yes I have left room for an additional 100W panel if needed:unsure: and as you pointed out the controller is man enough for another (y)
    So far so good though, was charging well last Sunday as it was nice and sunny
    We are away this weekend I will be monitoring it like a TV lol
    Cheers to all you guys for all the info on here best £10 I spent this year
     
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