Last autumn I took the plunge and had solar photovoltaic panels installed. I have detailed below the components of my rig, who installed it and how much it cost.
I have also embedded a Google spreadsheet which shows the performance of the rig since installation (Sheet 1) and the income I have earned (Sheet 2). This spreadsheet should automatically update each month.
PV Cells – I have 12 Yingli PV modules. The product is the Multicrystalline YGE 185 Series module type YL175P-23b with peak power output 175W. The installation is rated at 2.10 kW
Inverter – power-one Aurora PVI-2000
Meter – ISKRA Type: ME162 D3A51 M3K0
Installer – PV Solar UK
Cost – £10,640 incl VAT
Estimated annual generation 1573.00 kW (@41.3p = £649.65 pa
I opted to have my exported electricity metered separately rather than accepting a flat 50% of the amount generated.
My Solar PV Performance
This uses the Google Docs embed feature. Alternatively go to the Google spreadsheet directly My Solar PV Performance