Off the grid: UK Solar PV and inverter review

by Mars
Solar PV system review

It’s been four months since our panels went up, and it’s a fitting time to review their performance and do a solar PV and inverter review of our system. We get technical and specific about the efficiency of our new solar panels. Our journey to being off the grid has started.

Being in the UK, people are sometimes skeptical about the effectiveness and performance of solar energy, so we wanted to give an unbiased report, based on real life experiences, illustrating power output on overcast, rainy and sunny days.

As a quick refresher, we have 22 JA Solar 280W panels delivering 6.16kWs worth of power along with a 6kW inverter from SolarEdge.

We also take the opportunity to share a warning about inverters which you might find useful if you’ve just had panels installed or are considering doing so.

This video is a performance review of the first four months from the end of March to August (2019), and is the first of a series of videos we intend to create.

We hope that you find our solar PV and inverter review helpful and invite you to share your experiences and performance outputs with us by leaving a comment below.

Off the grid in the UK

To find out why solar panels are a great option in the UK, we recommend you check out this article.

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3 years ago

[…] 6.16kW solar PV array was tried and tested during the spring and summer. With autumn behind us, it’s time to see how well our array has done with shorter days and […]

3 years ago

[…] yet another reaffirmation that solar does work in the UK when it’s installed in the correct orientation and […]

1 year ago

Thanks. Great review for a person just about to get panels. Also, I asked about the inverter as the one they have quoted for IS only a 5…Thanks

Reply to  Lee
1 year ago

Thanks for leaving a comment Lee. Good luck with your installation. What size array did you go for?

Reply to  Mars
1 year ago

Thanks. 6.21 KwH – with 7.8kwh batteries.

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