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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 18-04-2020, 08:31 Thread Starter
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Solar panels & Chausson warranty

Hi, just about to buy a Chausson 610 from a dealer, I asked about them fitting a solar panel and they want to charge me in the region of £800 - £1000, which sounds a little expensive to me. I'm guessing if they fit it, my warranty will be unaffected (its used but still has a few years left on it), can I fit it myself or get an independent fitter to do the job without invalidating the warranty?
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Utterly obscene quote! I only paid £6500 for 15 solar panels on my house AND that included scaffolding and the inverter to connect to the National Grid!

Use an independent company to do the job, itís certainly not a difficult job and well within the scope of a half competent DIY person. Clearly the dealer isnít really interested in doing the job so have quoted you a lunatic amount to put you off.


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You've not said what type or how many panels and what controller and or accessories to the installation, so difficult to be objective.

If it is to be the "standard" 100w panel and PWM controller then it is daylight (or sunshine) robbery.

If not a new van then the only outstanding warranty would be of water ingress which relies on a yearly damp check carried out by an authorised operator.


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I had a 100w panel and dual battery controller fitted by a mobile fitter. It cost £600 which was near the top of good reputable installers prices.

I try and state simple facts in a nice way.
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and a 100 watt panel and dual battery DIY would be about £250-300 in parts (though Iíd recommend more than that).
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Easy enough DIY job

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Except donít do what the Ďexpertí in the last one did and mount the panel right next to the tv antenna! Even a little shade can have a big impact on output.
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