solar panels

  1. P

    Surge protection for Solar panels...

    Hi, I have recently had 18 solar panels (390W) fitted to my roof. The system is a GivEnergy. A Gen 1 Hybrid 5kW inverter (Gen2 version could not be sourced!) and a 9.5kWh battery. It all works well (although not much use with just winter sunshine). My question is: I'm sure I have read that to...
  2. M

    fault on solar panels

    I'm in need of help with my SMA Sunny-Boy solar panels. Model-SB4000TL-20. Fault code-35 Isolation resistance. Only happens when both DC lines are running at once. Left DC running on its own works fine. Right DC running on its own works fine. Both DC running together doesn't work - isolation...
  3. S

    Solar Panels supplying new build

    So...who has experience in this on here?? Not me for sure. Basically roughed in a new build for someone, was told he was haggling with the local authority over the price for putting power to his house, it's in the countryside. So I basically kept plodding on, got it all just about done, fitted...
  4. HappyHippyDad

    A few general questions for any who fits solar panels?

    I still enjoy my work, but have a bit of an itch to try something a little different, perhaps solar. A few (Saturday coffee) questions for those of you who install solar panels in domestic situations.... 1. Do you do this by yourself (i.e one person) or do you always need a helper? 2. Is...
  5. T

    Using solar panels to power swimspa on a separate fuse box

    Hi, Hoping for some help. We have existing solar panels on our roof and recently had batteries installed to charge from the panels. They are both connected to an indoor fuse box. The main purpose of the batteries was to store solar energy captured and then use it for heating our outdoor...
  6. johnbufton

    Solar Panels - What are best?

    I have an electric car and an air source heat pump (so we use quite a bit of electricity). We have a house with south-facing roof. I've had a few quotes but feel confused about the variety of advice we are getting. All agree that a battery is good. People have quoted between a 4kw unit to a...
  7. R

    Help please to understand whether my PV system has been correctly installed?

    I have recently had installed an 8 PV panel and inverter on to my roof. This was a local authority initiative which was installed free of charge. The system has been working and reductions in my electrical usage is being assessed. I was so impressed with the reductions that I have had a further...
  8. S

    Solar panels on shed: What cable requirements are needed to house?

    I am in the process of installing six solar panels on a new-build shed. I had planned on bringing the power from the 2Kw inverter to the main consumer unit in the home over a 4mm² armoured cable. This will be connected through a 25A 30mA SP Type B RCBO to the main rail in the consumer unit...
  9. L

    solar panels installation and test on allotment site

    hi we are after some funding for solar panels for a community allotment meeting room. 4 x 100 watt panels , controller and inverter. all come as part of a kit and will only be used to charge power tools and lighting..i am a retired industrial spark so will be installing it myself. problem is the...
  10. N

    Water damage solar panels

    Thank you allowing me to join this forum. I have a strange question about solar panels and possible water damage. I have had to remove 4 of my panels to allow the council to do repairs on the neighbours roof. The electrician left the panels on their sides on the scaffolding and did not cover...
  11. Riaansco

    Wiring Schematic - Solar Panels Installation

    Good Day, I Am completely new to this, if someone can verify my wiring diagram attached for the specs mentioned below please? Here are the specs for the Inverter and Solar Panel. I Need to connect 12 Panels. 5Kva Inverter Inverter Mode: Rated Power: 5000VA/5000W DC Input: 48VDC, 117A AC...
  12. David Prosser

    Home solar panels are they worth it ?

    I've had a small amount of spare time the last couple of evenings so had a quick look at whats available in the way of PV panels for the home. From the limited information I can get without numerous companies contacting me to sell me solar panels it looks like they aren't really worth the bother...
  13. S

    Solar Panels Installer not informed DNO of installation

    Hi, My installer (who no longer exist) didn't bother to inform DNO of the installation. I have got in touch with the DNOband they say they require me to contact another installer and get them to do 'commissioning confirmation and a suitable schematic diagram' for me to register the system...
  14. K

    Effects of Scratches on Solar Panels?

    I'm seeking professional, third party advice. We recently had a system of LG NeON R 370 solar panels professionally installed on our home roof- 16 panels, so just under 6kW for the whole system. Unfortunately, the installers did not do a good job. To get the panels up to the roof, they placed...
  15. ziggie12

    Solar Panels vs Interter

    I want to purchase a 50kw 3 phase grid tied inverter(attached) for my bakery however out of the required 50kw panels required my roof top can only take about 30kw(97 x 330w panels) worth of panels. How will this affect the output performance of my inverter? Will it still work?
  16. A

    adding extra solar panels to motorhome

    hello guys this is my first post, i hope I am posting this one on the right section. aamseee I am looking for some advise. i have bought a Motorhome which has a solar panel (100w) and a leisure battery 110ah i am thinking of upgrade the solar panel by adding 1 or 2 two 100 Watts panels, my...
  17. Lou

    Solar Installer Cambridge Solar - East England Solar Installers

    Cambridge Solar are award winning, MCS approved, Solar PV installers and renewable energy specialists with more than 10 years experience in the UK renewable energy industry. We carry out solar PV installations (pv solar panels), but also other renewable energy technologies such as solar thermal...
  18. Lou

    Solar Installer South East Solar - Solar Panel Installers in South East

    South East Solar & Storage is a local firm based in Eastbourne. All our staff come from an electrical engineering background and we pride ourselves on offering an informative and relaxed survey visit. We are able to offer you highly competitive pricing on the best products fitted by highly...
  19. Lou

    NW Solar | Solar Panels in North West

    Lou submitted a new resource: NW Solar | Solar Panels in North West - Solar Panel Installation in North West - NW Solar Read more about this resource...
  20. Lou

    Solar Installer NW Solar | Solar Panels in North West

    We are a local firm with over 10 year’s experience in Solar PV. Specialists in Residential & Commercial, we have thousands of existing installations in the North West & Cumbria. Won’t be beaten on price. No upfront cost, No deposit. Pay monthly with the savings from your bill. Thousands of...
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