Re: Solar Power System
Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:31 pm
the feed-in-tariff does not allow for battery charging. i think.
hope this helps.
hope this helps.
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chinwy wrote:I just manage to download its course training manual. There is one chapter (7) on Batteries . Unless I am looking at the wrong stuff, I stand to be corrected. That will dash a bit of my hope . Will still be keen to know the cost of ownership. Nothing is mention anywhere in the report. It can make or break the project. Like counting the chickens before it is hatch.
chinwy wrote:Thanks for the better insight. Due to my extremely low domestic power requirement, I will at this moment assume I plan to sell the surplus base on minimum setup requirement as prescribed.
My question is based on the provided figures by the body. Do the numbers include Cost of ownership. What is the actual cost to keep the system running at optimum condition with minimum downtime? Are preventive maintenance plan provided by the solution providers? And what type of maintenance provided, in specific comprehensive maintenance coverage? I have seen too many fly by night installations and ideas go down the drain within a very short time and to even consider a 10 year IRR , that is high risk. That is more like investment into agriculture, not technology base.
Now that test numbers like 6-7 years for battery life and ? for solar panels... hmmmm I don't feel comfortable.
FYI, for quite some time, I have manage to keep my monthly power consumption well below RM20/- ie I am not required to pay my monthly TNB bills. It feels good to achieve such numbers within a sensible lifestyle. I am not a Greenie but just doing my part to reduce dependence on no renewable resources. My next step is net production. That is why I am interested and keen if viable.