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eng7575
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Solar Power System

Postby eng7575 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:04 pm

anyone here used solar system for their house? good investment? i mean use solar as for whole house not just water heater

Tq

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Re: solar system

Postby tklew » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:36 pm

my boss went to ask them(Borch)
how much you know?
RM60000 :shock:
only for use power for estimate RM500 per month.
that meaning you want to pay 10 year money first. :$gone:
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Re: solar system

Postby silverbeauty » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:37 am

eng7575 wrote:anyone here used solar system for their house? good investment? i mean use solar as for whole house not just water heater

Tq



Until solar panels pricing goes down, the ROI is too long to justify for residential properties

Here is a link on how to estimate the cost : http://www.yoursolarpowerhome.com/index-how.html

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Re: solar system

Postby alyem » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:41 pm

I would love to install too but it just too expensive..
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Re: solar system

Postby eng7575 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:45 am

so expensive.

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Re: solar system

Postby Lalatbotak » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:14 pm

I think we stick to water heater....mine rosak already.....only cold water come out.Hot water cannot come out....

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Re: solar system

Postby mechanic_guna » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:36 pm

Yes, The return on investment is too long. First, the solar panels are too expensive, second you need deep discharge capable batteries to store the energy generated during the day time. This is also expensive. The government should step in to reduce tax and promote green energy. Then we don't have to buy electricity from LLN. Unless you are a serious hobbyist with plenty of money it is very costly...for the time being.

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Re: Solar Power System

Postby mg* » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:48 pm

Hi All,

mechanic_guna wrote:Yes, The return on investment is too long. First, the solar panels are too expensive, second you need deep discharge capable batteries to store the energy generated during the day time. This is also expensive. Unless you are a serious hobbyist with plenty of money it is very costly...for the time being.

Was using solar power on a small scale for about a year already.
Powering my emergency communication equipment , batteries chargers for charging most of my rechargeable batteries to be use in flashlights , night lights and all other device that can run on battery power. The only water heater I am using in my system consumes about 10 ampere of current . Just to give an idea of the consumption of electricity , the small water heater stated as 120 watts and takes about half an hour just to boil one cup of water enough for my "sunny day only" coffee.
Pity me for not being in the group of "serious hobbyist with plenty of money " but just playing my part in protecting Mother Earth.
Remember it`s EARTH HOUR 2012 tonite.
Cheer.
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Re: Solar Power System

Postby limyc » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:41 pm

there is a feed-in-tariff scheme in operation now in malaysia where an consumer can invest in generating electricity using renewable sources and feed electricity to the electrical generating authority. in turn, the authority buys the electricity at a price which includes your investment cost. read more here

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?fi ... &sec=focus

http://www.seda.gov.my/

happy reading and may this encourage your renewable energy interest.

:)

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Re: Solar Power System

Postby chinwy » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:29 pm

Only missing data is what is the cost of ownership. They talk about making money but nothing about cost to maintain the very expensive deep discharge battery over a period of time.


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