#1 Sept. 1, 2016 08:22:35

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After Five Summer Quarters

We have just completed our fifth summer quarter and it was almost the same as last year.

2012 1287
2013 1598
2014 1581
2015 1406
2016 1414

But both were significantly down on 13/14

Hoping for a good fourth quarter and now firmly on track for payback of our investment by
1 September 2017 which will be just short of six years.

Shiner
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#2 Sept. 1, 2016 09:44:07

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Six years, not bad going!

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#3 Sept. 3, 2016 19:46:54

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Hallo Chassy

My year runs from 1 Nov each year (Installation date) so the Summer quarter is June, July and August.

Our payback time has been helped because people in our area got together and negotiated a good deal with a company in Bristol who not only gave us a reduced price but also gave us a rebate after 12 months. All that factored in reduced our pay off time by about two years which would equate with your pay back time.

I'm so glad that we made the investment when we did as it'll be a stream of income for quite a while after next September.

Here's to loads of sunny days

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#4 Sept. 4, 2016 07:13:28

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Hi Shiner

My ‘summer quarters’ look like this :

2011 1316
2012 1124
2013 1503
2014 1404
2015 1324
2016 1269

Quite a bit less than yours, bet you are in the ‘sunny south’!

I am in the North West/Midlands where it is very grey today, and yesterday we managed the grand total of 3 units generated.

It is interesting that my production seems to suffer in Olympic years, 2016 being the second worst year for me, the worst being 2012.

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Chassyh

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#5 Sept. 5, 2016 12:28:24

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You're correct. We live in Mid Devon and although statistically our village is one of the wettest in England because or our proximity to Dartmoor, we do enjoy a great deal of sunny days. I have practically no obstructions to prevent the panels working until late in the evenings in Aug/Sep as the angle of the Sun changes.

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#6 Sept. 12, 2016 07:39:48

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Hi Shiner,

My payback time in the sunny central south is currently 9 to 10 years. We installed in Panasonic panels in 2012 and have comparatively good summer quarters June, July and August, our readings are.

2013 1608
2014 1743
2015 1472
2016 1448 (June was low)

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PaulW

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#7 Sept. 14, 2016 18:21:33

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Hello Paul

Looks good . My yearly average for the first four years is 4021.

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Shiner

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#8 Oct. 3, 2016 11:50:10

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Shiner
We have just completed our fifth summer quarter and it was almost the same as last year.2012 12872013 15982014 15812015 14062016 1414But both were significantly down on 13/14Hoping for a good fourth quarter and now firmly on track for payback of our investment by 1 September 2017 which will be just short of six years.ShinerURN6695

My results and calculations are quite similar: were just approaching the end of year 3 and we are on target for covering our costs some time late in year 5. If power costs go up though (because of the fall in sterling), it may be paid off a little earlier.

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#9 Oct. 13, 2016 21:12:14

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My “summer” quarter end figures are

sep 2012 1484
aug 2013 1591
sep 2014 1532
aug 2105 1468
aug 2016 1529

Installed end of Nov 2011 and total to date is 19877 kwh and from the payment sheets to the end of August they have paid out £9502 so getting close to payback time.

Edited martint123 (Oct. 13, 2016 21:12:40)

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