Reply To: Pricing on a photovoltaic system



Right I finally took the plunge! I posted a week or so ago about a quote that I received from Heart and Solar in Bradford. I felt the quote was way too high so I posted here for advice. Following both Mark and Mike’s advice I cancelled my contract with Heart and Solar and shopped around. In total I got 5 other quotes (including quotes and some much needed solar panel education from Mike, thanks a lot for that much appreciated. The quotes ranged from the ridiculous again (Solarlec at £8500 for sharp panels) but I’m happy to say all of the other quotes were all similarly priced at £6000 and under so not everyone is out to extort customers. After much internet searching and endless reading of solar panel datasheets and efficiencies of inverters I decided to go with LG black panels and stecagrid inverter. I’m sure everyone else was offering equally good or better performing panels, but as a solar outsider, I’d never heard of most of the manufacturers and in order to buy with confidence I felt I should at least go for a name I recognise. So again a big thanks to everyone on here you have saved me a good £3000 and I feel I got better kit to boot. The morale of the story, shop around!!

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