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Solar Panels - does it really matter if they are Tier 1 or 2?


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#1 Velvetta

Posted 26 September 2015 - 08:58 AM

As the title asks... If it's a reputable panel manufacturer with a longevity of production and good reputation, does the Tier thing matter? They are still guaranteed for 10 years and have a 25 year 'life' expectancy.
The brand is Jingko. It's only a $400 difference in cost, but hey, that's $400 for something or nothing.

#2 Rachel70

Posted 26 September 2015 - 01:18 PM

Just be careful that the warranty can actually be accessed if you need to. I know of a couple that brought a cheap invertor for their solar panels and when it blew up a few years after installation the company they had used had gone bust and they could get nobody to honour the warranty.

#3 mummabear

Posted 09 October 2015 - 09:58 PM

Are solar panels worth it? Hmm. I wish we didn't bother.

#4 kirstyannb

Posted 10 October 2015 - 06:01 PM

View Postmummabear, on 09 October 2015 - 09:58 PM, said:

Are solar panels worth it? Hmm. I wish we didn't bother.
yes solar panels are totally worth it, they reduce my bill by more then half. probably closer to 70%

I find that if people have a problem with solar its because they didn't get a large enough system or there is something wrong with the connection, therefore not working properly. This happened to a friend, because the apprentice got it wrong.

#5 mummabear

Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:55 PM

I hope that's the case Kirsty, because we just paid a $1000 bill. Our system makes far more than we use. Hopefully we find the answer soon, I am very very disappointed.

#6 kirstyannb

Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:59 PM

How much do you usually pay, that's much higher then mine ever was. Did you buy the solar independently or through a power company or broker?

#7 Nasty Teens

Posted 11 October 2015 - 06:08 AM

View Postmummabear, on 10 October 2015 - 08:55 PM, said:

I hope that's the case Kirsty, because we just paid a $1000 bill. Our system makes far more than we use. Hopefully we find the answer soon, I am very very disappointed.

Watch your bill. 2 our energy company tried to charge us for what we used and what we generated.

#8 Indi

Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:46 PM

View Postmummabear, on 09 October 2015 - 09:58 PM, said:

Are solar panels worth it? Hmm. I wish we didn't bother.
We rented a house with solar panels.  Based on our experience over 18 months living there I wouldn't bother installing them.  I'd prefer a wind turbine but that's not practical for city dwellers.

#9 Chocolate Addict

Posted 25 October 2015 - 08:11 PM

I have solar panels but have no idea what the tier thing is you are talking about lol

Our bills have at least halved since we had them installed a few years ago so we are happy with them :)




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