Solar on roofs - rough cost/income etc.

blackisleboy

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How about some batteries and then use the averaged power to go mining for crypto currency....
Its a large investment in kit, but returns are good and payback in the crypto rig is around 3 years at current rates. Added bonus is all the heat from the crypto processors can heat a building too.....
 

Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
Lots of cowboys were charges £10k - £15k for under 3kw on a roof. along with some dodgy maths as to the output / saving
I paid over £30K for my first 8 kwp install. Thanks to the super generous FITs at the time, it is paying very well. It is not the homeowners who are losing , it is the poor bloody consumer, who pay the FIT!
 

Fogg

Member
Livestock Farmer
Around 7 years ago I was at a farm in Lancashire it was located at the top of a hill.The farmer had 2 turbines put up which cost him £260,000 each, he told me that they would pay back within 5/6 years and that he was locked into FIT's for 20 years? Quite rightly he smiled everytime he looked at them.

Was that ever possible?
I'd imagine so. Looking at the FIT rates from 2012 a 100 to 500kW turbine earns 24p per kW. I've no idea how long it'd take to generate a million kilowatts, and earn £250k but a 500kW turbine will do that in 83 days with the right weather. :)
 
Driving round the North east I see a significant number of panel installations in less than ideal situations.
One near here will only see sun when the leaves are off the trees, Another, a massive chimney stack on the gable of the house has about 30% of the panels shaded at any one time.
 

RhysT

Member
I paid over £30K for my first 8 kwp install. Thanks to the super generous FITs at the time, it is paying very well. It is not the homeowners who are losing , it is the poor bloody consumer, who pay the FIT!
We paid 28k in July 2011 for our 2 x 4kw systems. Been brilliant.
There were so many dodgy companies around at that time though doing the sales talks and installations. Probably could have saved a few ks though if we haggled further! These people made a fortune!
 

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Creamy, untreated and in a glass bottle: Britain gets a taste for old-fashioned milk

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