purchasing a solar panel

Jazzbow

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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
 

musson

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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.
 
Apr 23, 2014
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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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Techno

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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
 

Cal54

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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.
 
Apr 23, 2014
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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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