- Oct 5, 2012
Around $6000 for a 6.6 kw array. A 5kw battery will cost $10000, but the Victorian government will provide a rebate of $4500 after July. I’ll get a couple more quotes.
N roof would have acommodated the entire array. However, in residential applications, electricity use is greater as the afternoon progresses. so even though a W orientation would overall generate slightly less, Im hoping that it would capture greater portion of the peak tariff period.Was the N and W orientation just roof space, or were you trying to capture the afternoon sun to add generation time?
while it seems like a stupid requirement, I believe it is required by the government policy rather than imposed at the whim of the retailer. They are required to provide a 10 business day cooling off period and cannot waive it. I had the same thing with my retailer when first having the system installed. I was not changing provider, just the contracted plan. But still needed the 10 day period and visits by both the retailer (Origin) and the wholesaler (Energex) to verify and approve the installation before it could be turned on to export. Painful I agree.The meter is already a smart solar compatible. They just need to remotely configure it. And the cooling off period is a crock of s*** because it’s the exact same plan and rates plus a NFiT
My recollection is that during the wait we didn't get FIT but we were obviously using less from the grid during the wait. With Origin it only ended up being 4 days and was done remotely-we already had the latest metersJust had a 6kw dual orientation system installed.
Got told by Energy Australia that I need to go to a solar compatible plan (same as current but addition of NFiT). However need to “serve” a 10 day cooling off period before they will reconfigure smart meter for solar export metering which may take 20 days after the cooling off period.
In the interim the solar system is under an export restriction. So it cannot export.
WOW. 25kW Inverter. So, 100kW +/- per day. Are you wanting to generate for the entire street?My network application for FiT has been knocked back. (25kW inverter)
I’m too close to the Transformer in the street and because my line voltage is bang on 250V at midday (under load), the electricity distributor does not want my solar panels pushing the line voltage into an over-voltage situation.
They are using the assumption that all the generation will Feed in to the Grid rather than my predicted 0-20% on the best solar days.
They will approve a 10kW inverter.
To feed common power? Paid for out of sinking fund or admin fund?Our Sydney apartment building has just approved a solar system