Hi Yildun, we have a blanket ban on recommendations via PM as it has been abused to some posters significant cost in the past.I am not sure if I can name the company on the site however feel free to Pm me
I think it should stand or fall on its own merits. I don't think it would ever be considered a silly add on: (1) feed-in tariff may never happen and (2) even if it does, it could be very low.In two minds about the storage battery, if a feed in tariff comes along it may look Like a silly add on.
On the flip side there is the added cost of the battery and replacement costs every 5-10 or whatever years depending on the cell quality.I think it should stand or fall on its own merits. I don't think it would ever be considered a silly add on: (1) feed-in tariff may never happen and (2) even if it does, it could be very low.
If you factor in 4% per annum increasing electricity costs, but also 1% loss in efficiency of the panels per annum, you come to payback of about 10 years. However I think this notion of a "payback period" can put people off unnecessarily. It is certainly relevant, because if you're going to leave that house after 5 years, the increase in value of the property may not offset your costs yet.I was wondering about the economic case for this so
Capital Cost: € 6,000
Savings: 2,400 kWh per year (you said your use declined by almost 2/3rds to 1,300)
Cost per kWh: € 0.22 is my estimate of the cost of 1kWh including standing costs and PSO levy
Cost per kWh: € 0.20 is cost of 1 kWh on its own
Savings: € 500 per year
Payback: 12 years
It'd be interesting to get a valuation done before and after to see if they attribute much value to it.The house is a B2 BER now, I will check back in after the new BER is completed.
It may indeed play some role, but having been watching a section of the Dublin market quite closely for a while now, even significant differences in BER ratings aren't having much of an impact. As fuel prices rise and carbon taxes get loaded, I'd imagine it'll play a far more significant role, I'm just not seeing it yet.I think the installation might improve desirability amongst buyers and if that happened then several interested parties would influence final price.