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Solar System for Sale

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by doubleohwhat, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. doubleohwhat

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    Hi All,

    We're looking at moving and the solar system won't be applicable to the new location. Solar also isn't very popular where we're at now (central alabama). So selling the current house with the system isn't an option.

    Basically, I'd be selling the following:
    25 x 300w Silfab panels
    25 x SolarEdge optimizers
    1 x SolarEdge SE7600A-USS2
    2 x LG Chem Resu10h batteries.
    1 x 15 panel ground mount

    I'm asking $12k for the lot and that includes literally everything including combiner box, shutoff, etc.
     
  2. scaesare

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    What kind of shape are the planets in? How much life left in its sun?

    Will you accept offers?
     
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  3. Altes

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    Beat me to it....
     
  4. nwdiver

    nwdiver Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried selling it with the house for an additional ~$12k? Solar may not be popular but money usually is...
     
  5. doubleohwhat

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    Selling it with the house isn't gonna fly here unfortunately.

    The system is roughly one year old overall. One battery, the inverter and 15 panels were installed last June. The second battery was installed this past March. The last ten panels were installed for a few weeks and then removed to make way for a patio. The ground mount those were on has already been sold.

    These are the panels:
    Silfab Solar 300 Watt Mono Solar Panel - Black Frame - SLA-300M

    The batteries have always been treated well. They've only been charged to 100% a couple of times and each time they only stayed at that level for a few minutes before discharging. The "reserve" has always been set at 50%. I believe one time they drained to 25% during a power outage.

    Yes, I am taking offers.
     
  6. nwdiver

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    How are you so sure? I thought the same thing about W Texas. Seen friends sell two homes faster and for more $$$ because of the solar...

    There's also an accredited metric a realtor can use to add value to the home without using comparables. PV Value
     
  7. doubleohwhat

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    Talked to several realtors. People around here are *not* keen on solar
     
  8. nwdiver

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    Got the same response in Texas... they were wrong.
     
  9. arisythila

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    I'm interested in the batteries... How much do you want for them?
     
  10. doubleohwhat

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    Sent you a private message.
     
  11. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Strange. My first thought with solar installation is "free electricity." You'd think fiscally conservative people'd like that.
     
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  12. doubleohwhat

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    One would think. There's just a lot of misinformation and general fear of the unknown around here.
     
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  13. doubleohwhat

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    Perhaps one day we'll discover a way to communicate new facts and information to people....
     
  15. doubleohwhat

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    I feel like things will change as the next generation starts buying homes in this area. At the moment it's just a tough sell.

    Price is now $10k for everything. Photos attached.

    Some panels are already unmounted and ready to go. The ones on the ground mount are in the process of being unmounted.
     

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  16. bkp_duke

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    Scorching hot deal! (yes, pun intended)
     
  17. arisythila

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    ROFL... What? Quit being raysis. ROFL
     
  18. nwdiver

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    Has it spent any time on the market with the solar? Not judging... just curious.
     
  19. doubleohwhat

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    Yes and two buyers have walked because of the solar system.

    Btw, price is now:

    $7500 for inverter, two batteries and ancillary hardware (battery combiner box, etc)

    Panels are now $100 each. Buy five or more and I'll toss in an optimizer for each panel bought.
     
  20. nwdiver

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    WOW... that sucks... hopefully there aren't that many morons in Alaba.... never mind :(

    Regardless... here's hoping you sell the house with the PV before someone buys the parts....
     

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