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PV panels, Take the plunge or not.


Senior Moderator
I'm considering fitting PV panels but really need some advice.

Roof runs N to S, pitch 35-40 degrees. Which side of roof would be most beneficial? West gets sun in PM, thinking a small 8 panel installation, or should I forget it?


Somewhat to my surprise:

an east- or west-facing install may cause energy losses of 20 to 25 percent annually

So still viable :thumbsup:

I did see suggestions that you should put half on the east and half on the west and use two invertors, but not sure how much more costly that is.
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Stuart Wright

AVForums Founder
Staff member
You could get an installer to give you advice and a quote at the same time. Also you could post on the electricians forums (google it) where I have had good advice in the renewable energy forum.

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