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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
    ...The biggest benefit was that you're not using strings so panel placement can be optimised, other benefits are, shading only affects the panels that are shaded. You can use any brand of panel so they can be mixed. You can also add more panels (with optimisers) at any time.

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    This reads more like micro inverters, rather than optimisers

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nov8or View Post
    This reads more like micro inverters, rather than optimisers
    Thinking same!

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    SolarEdge optimiser system explained.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI4tIsemkx4
    “What a fool believes, he sees. No wise man has the power to reason away”- The Doobie Brothers

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    Thanks UBD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UseByDate View Post
    SolarEdge optimiser system explained.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI4tIsemkx4
    That's pretty good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
    I would stick with off-peak hot water if you have it, far cheaper than a solar installation especially using optimisers.
    Agree, there was a big push for people to get rid of their off-peak hot water systems a few years ago, saying they use too much power.

    Last three houses I have had these and they were very cheap to run, I would have no issues installing one, as opposed to the gas storage unit in one house it cost an absolute fortune to run.
    Mieux vaut prévenir que guérir

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    Mieux vaut prévenir que guérir

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    Just to update my situation.
    I pulled the trigger on a 13.2kW PV System.
    Consists of 10kW Fronius Symo Inverter with wifi and monitoring, 40 x 330W Solar Panels Seraphim Blade SRP-330-BMB, 3 Phase switchboard upgrade.
    10 years warranty of the inverter and system workmanship and 15 years on the PV panels.

    All in $12.2K
    This was the best bang for buck out of five different quotes.

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    Just be aware that you don't monitor it via the wifi as it is done by the Fornius web portal. Make sure that you set it up so you know all the passwords. i use the default web portal and it is enough for me but if you pay a few shekels you can get a bit better.

    Did you buy the add on that measures the on site consumption and export? I never bothered as if i want to know what I export I have to read the meter which I never bother to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bros View Post

    Did you buy the add on that measures the on site consumption and export?
    Yeah mate, that was a definite. I'll most likely adding it to a Home Assistant instance too and log it to a database.

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    When I compared the energy price using the following website https://usave.co.uk/energy/ I was shocked by it and how much I paid. I could even save some money If I switched earlier to another supplier, a renewable one, solar panels and so on. I don't really understand this @@@@...my money..why should I have to pay so much? it's really sad that I can't afford a vacation because of taxes, bills, credit...

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