I don't know about companies, I installed my solar panels myself. I do have an advice for you which is to make sure that the panels are mounted properly with stainless steel bolts (through and through) and aluminum brackets, so you won't have to worry when the next hurricane comes around. Also try to, if mounted roof-top, minimize the distance between roof and panels, so as to not give forcefull winds a chance to blow underneath the panels....New to area. Looking to investigate solar panels to reduce electricity bills. Looking for any advice or recommendations for companies to use (or avoid) in the Sosua area.
I purchased the panels, at TraceSolar en Santiago. They have various brands and sizes available, and they import themselves in big numbers. I chose for the brand "SolarWorld" because they are made in USA.Where did you purchase? Did you build the frames yourself?
I understand the concern based on my experience shared earlier.Still want to challenge the status quo.If I owned a house here, your approach sounds exactly like what I would like to achieve. I would personally opt not to get involved in a power selling arrangement with the power companies at least until they have a track record of honesty, fairness and fidelity.
Payback is going to depend on if you are going for a reduction in electricity bills without local battery storage, or if you want to go the full battery, inverter/charger route and be off grid. Or something in between.For anyone who has installed Solar Panels--please 1)can you tell me what you expected Rate of Return in years 2) in percent 3)your annual electrical consumption 4) your annual production. Does the country DR have any subsidies. I am considering for my vacation/ Airbnb home. THank you
How much did this system cost?If you really want to be off-grid, think about oversizing the solar panels.
I never thought about ROI when I installed the system. I did it because I was able to.
My house consumes on average 0.6 kW per hour, more during the day and less during the night.
This excludes the pool pump. The water heater and A/C units are the only things consuming from the grid.
I have a 48V system, 6kW inverter and 5kW of solar panels, 450Ah battery bank, an Outback FM80 and another small MPPT controller for the pool pump. The whole house consumption (and charging the batteries) is normally kept on the 4kW strings of panels. The remaining 1kW is going to the pool pump.
On summer sunless days and winter months, I can divert the 1kW string of panels from the pool pump and add them to the main 4kW strings to help with charging the batteries. I never charge the batteries from the grid.
And so the monthly bill is usually between 50 and 100 kW per month.
DOD of my batteries is on average 65 to 70%.
If it's sunny, around noon they will reach the absorbtion charge. They will get into float around 3PM.
I hope this will help someone.
Just quickly estimating in my head, thats about what 4k, 5k usd?Aprox. DOP 350,000.00
Solar panels, inverter, MPPT charge controller, pool pump with its own MPPT controller. Installation included in the price.
Also included are some various devices so I can run the pool pump on the grid as well (ex. pump to waste when it rains a lot) and the diverting of 1kW of panels from the pool pump to the main 4kW strings.