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    Solar diverter quote

    Is there anyone local to Norwich interested in quoting to fit a solar diverter(Solic Possibly) It would require the element to be fitted in the immersion tank and required wiring from the CU, along with the fitting of the devise. Thanks.
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    4mm solar cable for sale

    We have a number of 100m drums of solar cable for sale, we have a couple of larger ones as well - possibly 1000m. They are left over from various jobs. But we have no need for them any more as no longer doing solar. 100m drums - £20. Available from our Sheffield warehouse. We also have...
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    smet2 meters are they compatible with solar and battery systems

    Recently ive heard of several complaints regarding the smet2 meters presently being installed in homes are not compatible with solar pv and battery systems leading to householders' being overcharged always thought the smet 2 would sort this out.
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    Domestic pre heating water to combi boiler wih solar pcwer

    Some months ago I remember seeing a advert for basically a squarish seeled box filled with bags that are filled with some kind of chemical that can accept a charge using a voltage from solar pv that are capable of heating water before it goes into a combi boiler saving on your gas {have looked...
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    Living in an RV, interested in solar panels and electric water heater

    Hello, I'm here to ask a few questions about how an electrician might do something. I might or might not learn to do things myself, depending on how much free time I have in the future. I'm living full time in an RV and reading a book about wiring from Lowe's Hardware. I just noticed this forum...
  6. B

    Solar panel and pond pump

    I have a solar panel which I want to use to power a pond pump. This is what I have so far: 100W, 12V solar panel 12v 9Ah lead acid battery 50W, 12V pump And a solar charge controller (12V, 10A). The pump runs perfectly off the battery. When I connect it all together on the controller, the...
  7. J

    consumer unit smoking

    Here is a picture of the garage type cu that connects my 15kW solar to the main fuse. The brown wire was too short so two pieces were joined with a choc block. My electrician suggested that the chock block screws were too loose & caused the smouldering. He has replaced all the wires & in doing...
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    Domestic New small solar system advice needed

    Hi all, just got hold of 2 12v 98amh deep charge batteries could someone advice the cheapest way to complete solar system. I want to use it at my allotment to power mist spray bench, grow lights in greenhouse a small water pump and possibly lights and stuff in shed. I assume the batteries would...
  9. S

    Recommend Solar PV cable

    Can you recommend a reliable brand for solar cables at 6mm?
  10. J

    SSE DNO 4kw Solar Panels with battery storage, zero export

    Hi, I'm looking to expand our current grid-tied solar from 2kw to 4kw, add some battery storage and do zero export. Has anyone done this? Did SSE accept it? Any advice on equipment? Thanks all
  11. Skippi

    Hello. New solar power and vehicle user

    Hello I'm new. I am not a qualified electrician. I installed my own solar array at my off-grud home and I joined because I need some advice about my vehicle trailer lighting. Thanks for hosting a free forum x
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    Solar Edge inverter installed along with pvdc monitor & growatt voltage optimiser?

    Bit out of my area but hopefully a quick one for someone with the right experience. Central Oxford domestic installation done by reputable company for elderly lady. Single property has installed: Solar Edge single phase inverter Growatt voltage optimiser VO60 PVDC Voltage monitor? 3kw battery...
  13. Martins

    Wiring solar kiln

    Hi, I am willing to do a solar wood kiln. Part of that includes fans that I want to connect to solar panels. As it is solar kiln then most of the time fans need to work when there is sun in the sky. Still, I would like to run one fan from a battery. It is hard to find fans that can keep high...
  14. gmax21

    Domestic ProjectSolar, Solar Plants, conflicting advice. One meter 24 panels.

    Hey all, Thanks for any advice you might be able to offer. I thought I posted this earlier but apparently not, apologies if it is a duplicate. On Monday I'm supposed to be having an 8Kw system (24 x PLM-330MB-66/D Series - Evolution Ultramax with Growatt twin tracker inverter) installed with a...
  15. J

    Solar panel switch question

    Good evening. I have a new customer request next week for a solar panel switch. Solar panels are not my area of experience. Just a quick question on the wiring for the switch I have in the photo. Any pointers please for the wires, and which pole. Thank you The customer plan is for a solar...
  16. zafris

    Solar Street Lights for a little parking

    Hi all, In a couple of weeks, I'll need to illuminate a little parking with solar street lights, what would you recommend me? Thanks in advance.
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    Temporarily raising ballasted solar racking on flat rooftop systems? Is it a thing?

    Does anyone know of any procedures and/or devices made specifically for temporarily raising solar panels and their associated ballasted racking systems in order to accommodate localized roof repairs on a flat rooftop of a commercial building. The idea is to minimize work needed to allow for a...
  18. M

    Solar charging nest box camera & battery

    Hi Apologies if this is dealt with elsewhere, but I haven't seen anything. I'm fitting a new bird nesting box which contains a wireless camera. It will be attached to a battery which will in turn be attached to a solar panel. I'm hoping to avoid the need to constantly bring the battery in to...
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    Domestic Need help with installing a DIY solar system

    Hi, I am planning to move to Hungary later this year & am looking into installing a 12v solar system for powering 12v lights in the outbuildings. I am a complete novice to solar power & have done lots of research but still a bit confused with some things. What I have planned is having a 100w...
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    Domestic Solar Panel Switching - Help Please

    Hi all I've just joined, I'm not an electrician. What I'm asking is probably simple but I believe in not messing about with something you don't know about. I have an engineering background and appreciation of electrics. I have two banks each of eight solar panels, one bank on each side of my...
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