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art [Power companies]
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art [Conclusions so far]
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 Yes its great to have a small solar power station, enhances the feel good factor, but what about the cost. 4000 KWHs, saves about NZ$1000 per annum, so not a great payback, this of course will improve as prices rise. The other thing to consider is that our investment is still there, looking good on our garage roof, it probably adds to the value of the house, certainly makes it more saleable, with half the electricity bill paid for by solar! ​ Yes its great to have a small solar power station, enhances the feel good factor, but what about the cost. 4000 KWHs, saves about NZ$1000 per annum, so not a great payback, this of course will improve as prices rise. The other thing to consider is that our investment is still there, looking good on our garage roof, it probably adds to the value of the house, certainly makes it more saleable, with half the electricity bill paid for by solar! ​
  
-There is more to follow, especially the new contract from Merdian. I will report back! 
  
-<​note>​2013:​ Meridian are only giving back 25 cents per unit, up to 5kw exported per day. (I assume 150kw. per average month). My current charges per unit are 13.06 plus 15.86 giving 28.92 cents per unit, but there is a prompt payment discount which reduces the charge to about 25 cents, so still roughly 1 to 1.</​note>​+
  
 <​note>​During the hot summer months, your max. power generated may seem low (our installed panels often only supply peak 2700 watts on 3000 installed). This is due to heat haze and the panels getting hot, which reduces their efficiency. </​note>​ <​note>​During the hot summer months, your max. power generated may seem low (our installed panels often only supply peak 2700 watts on 3000 installed). This is due to heat haze and the panels getting hot, which reduces their efficiency. </​note>​
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