NEW SYSTEMS FOR JULY 2016
Systems are now ready for order!
Over the past 12 months we have been looking at up-dating our systems. Whilst the current systems work perfectly well it is now time to change.
Our existing panels have always been top quality mono-crystalline with Grade "A" cells but the new cells are even better and the new panel will give slightly better efficiency.
Our MPPT solar charge controller has always been manufactured by a reputable company, been very efficient, with a very low quiescent current of 50mA. We discussed our requirements with many manufacturers and tested many controllers (Reports are shown on "Reports Page") and the final decision was the Tracer Series from EP Solar. The new controller will go further than before. The quiescent current is less than 50mA, has load output facility, remote monitor, battery temperature sensing and facility to connect a laptop.
The new systems will also provide for isolation of the solar array and battery bank.
How much extra is this all going to cost I hear you ask?
Answer - NOTHING EXTRA AT ALL.
In fact, you will gain.
The original 300 watt system will become a 330 watt system, at the same price (2 panels)
The original 400 watt system will become a 495 watt system, at the same price (3 panels)
The original 600 watt system will become a 660 watt system, at the same price (4 panels)
A new 990 watt system (6 panels)
Will they take up more roof space?
The new panels are larger, but the original 300 watt system consisted of 3 panels taking up 1.98 sq/mtr, whereas the 330 watt system is 2 panels taking up 1.98 sq/mtr.