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OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 1836
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 11 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

RichardW wrote:
Ah north of west is not good. Between South & west or even west is ok but north of west, yikes. They should have turned you down.

As a side note the tubes would work better on the lesser roof than the PV. Site the PV optimally. Or you could have done a split system with the PV over two roofs.


Never mind its all good & you should not do it cos you feel pressured.


Seen this:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/picture/2011/nov/08/solar-panel-nottingham-big-picture?intcmp=122

Not all the roofs/panels can be facing south - some people are surley going to be dissapointed...

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 7983
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 11 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have seen that one before.

If the North South line is vertical through that picture then none of the installed arrays are any where near East or West.

In fact even if the N/S line is running corner to corner across the pic they would all still be in the ok band.


Even looking at the panels facing furthest away from each other they dont have 90 deg between them.

paul1963



Joined: 15 Nov 2010
Posts: 2099
Location: Somewhere between Osh Kosh and nowhere
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 11 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15687873

About time they woke up.........

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 2982
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 11 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So our system is in and working, on a house we let. All went very smoothly as the previous tenants left the day before the installers came and prospective tenants with 'green' ideals viewed as it was being commissioned and were thrilled with the idea of cheaper electricity so signed up to rent on the spot.

The installers said that what caught them on the hop was a shortage of inverters and available scaffolding. They also said that equipment costs would fall in the New Year and there was a drive to get people to install before the energy rating limit on their property comes into force in April.

JB



Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 7505
Location: 91 N
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 11 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yummersetter wrote:
... there was a drive to get people to install before the energy rating limit on their property comes into force in April.


What is an "energy rating limit"?

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 2982
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 11 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

from the Energy Saving Trust http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
Quote:
New domestic energy efficiency requirements - from 1st April 2012. Where a domestic property does not meet these energy efficiency requirements, the Solar PV installation may receive the lower tariff of 9p/kWh. The UK Government is consulting on two alternative proposals:

that the owner or occupier should bring the property up to an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of level C or above; or
that the owner or occupier of a building should undertake all the measures that are identified on an EPC as potentially eligible for Green Deal finance, with no additional finance required.


I'm afraid I have no idea what the second proposal is about.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 7983
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 11 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yummersetter wrote:

I'm afraid I have no idea what the second proposal is about.


If the property fails to get a C rating or better then you have to carry out all the upgrades on the report before you get the full (lol) rate. If you dont do them then you get the low rate.

Which is actually a good thing. First reduce usage via insulation & cheap modifications like stats & better programmers then think about the big stuff like fitting PV.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 29422
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 11 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16291768

It may all be back on.

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
Posts: 8764
Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 11 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

But then what happens to the "Thousands of jobs at risk" come April, or do they not matter then?

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 29422
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 11 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, I guess it gives more time. To be fair, these are jobs that suddenly appeared to cash in on the subsidies paid for by us, from nowhere, and were always likely to be based on a short term industry boom.

pyrotech



Joined: 10 Jul 2007
Posts: 107
Location: Aylesbury
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 12 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The courts have given the Government another dig in the ribs over the change to FIT payments, at least some people will benefit from the extra few months...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17490096

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 18149
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 12 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Conversely utilities are having to pay a premium for FITS which equates to about 10m on water bills across the country.

pyrotech



Joined: 10 Jul 2007
Posts: 107
Location: Aylesbury
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 12 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Conversely utilities are having to pay a premium for FITS which equates to about 10m on water bills across the country.


Oh, I was not aware water utilities had to contribute to FIT payments.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 18149
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 12 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

all electricity consumers contribute. when you use a lot you have to pay a lot.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 7983
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 12 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its up to the utility companies to choose how to claw back the FIT payments they make.

They could take it out of their profits, just charge domestic or just industrial or spread it over a combination of all three (ok two).

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