just had a solar panel quote from Danum leisure with a single regulator fitted from,,,,yes from,,,£700......and that goes up depending on the output......i was looking at a double regulator and a 100w panel,,but to scared to ask...:Sad:
have had a quote from Dave and just trying to work out how i can get it done before france trip on 19th july as away from this saturday for 2 weeks too,,,,,,going to be a push...but might be ok ....:Sad:
Last time we were at gravelines aire there was a bloke there in an rv looks as if he's there perminent and he has a sign in his window 100w solar panel system fitted £200 while you are there. Don't know anymore , didn't ask about it as wasn't in the market for one and thought it was a lot of money anyway but having read this thread maybe I was wrong.
I am going to fit my own in a couple of weeks time when I am not so busy. Got lots of help and good advice from Techno100 (as already mentioned). I have 2 x 100W panels. All up it is going to cost me about £365, and that includes £74 for a Schaudt controller so that it can work with my existing Schaudt Electrobloc and display. No point in having a sophisticated charging system for habitation and starter batteries and then bypassing it with a cheap crude solar controller.
When looking at costs remember that the proper Sika and activator are not cheap (I am budgeting for 2 tubes for my 2 panels). And there are lots of other bits and pieces you need, which soon add up. But still a lot cheaper than getting it fitted. And I will enjoy the job of fitting it and know it has been done right.
Might not work if you are in a hurry.......Phil's services are very popular and he is really busy - couldn't do my solar swap for a few weeks (now coming on 5th and I called just after the Peterborough show). Worth a call though as he might have a cancellation:thumb:
i fitted my own ,, better than a garage would have done
2x 150 panels 30amp solar control ,
bought two 225ah batteries all 6mm cable and heavy battery cable and even if i threw in the 2kw inverter im just over what your quote was?
and my ivertor was £400 panels 130 each plastic channel fixings £50
CABLE APPRX £80 total. fuse tubes £25 sika
fixing bond £20 controller£125
pair of batterys 2x 215ah £250 pair
i think mines would in total have been apprx 2 grand for the above in total supplied and fitted in a garage,, saved a grand easy, bought a motorised dome satellite and reversing duel camers system fitted that as well with what i saved,, if i was near leeds mate i would fit uit for you and guide you to what you need on ebay,, best things i fitted cant you all the power im getting from the sun, lights, fridge,tv satellite,
buy the gear your self get someone who fitts mobile to come to your house and fit the gear,:thumb:
I've just been quoted £70 for fitting by a mobile engineer. I need to supply everything.
My question to you lovely folk is... What do I need to get in addition to the panel ( semi flexible 100w)?
and any recommendations on where to buy?
Thanks as always!
I recently fitted two 100 watt panels. The panels were €130 each collected from a local supplier. I fitted a Solar regulator/charger the same one Techno100 uses. which cost me about €110 delivered.
It took me ,a person who never fitted a solar panel before about five hours to do the job a lot of which was spent planning how best to do the job.
Considering how the prices of panels have crashed in recent times your quote looks quite expensive.
I was quoted £300 for panel and labour at Autotech near Dartford, to be done while I wait. Reading this, it sounds like a jolly good deal. Maybe it was a smaller affair as my van's tiny but they are very accommodating and friendly. When I went for electrical stuff before, I had three chaps working on the van, even sorting out niggles with non electrical stuff I mentioned, and they only charged for one person working on it for 2 hours. They sat me down in the workshop , made me a cuppa and gave me loads of good advice. The also have a campsite on the Isle of Dogs where they have a big workshop and can help and talk you through how to do things yourself from carpentry to electrical and mechanical whilst staying at the site. Good place geographically if you're en route. As a lone female traveller who's good at all the soft furnishings etc. but hopeless at the technical stuff, I'm really glad to have found them.