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3 minutes ago, Crossy said:

Did you score getting the second unit?

No luck at all

no response from the seller  via the online chat...I also wrote a review   saying  only got one item delivered

but its  marked as "pending"    something strange going on there   I haven't bothered  contacting Lazada  help directly.

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Some of you may remember us building this back in 2015.     Thread here https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/481794-housebuilding-thread/?do=findComment&comment=9603407  

Warning - solar panels are 'kin heavy when you have to lift them onto the roof 🙂   Finally, the 4 panels are in place.     Panels are fixed using plates and long screws i

Something like this:-  

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16 minutes ago, Muhendis said:

and, guess what.

Nothing got delivered.

That's why I always use the Cash on Delivery  option   gives them an incentive to deliver,

not that I've had any problems with stuff turning up.

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1 minute ago, johng said:

That's why I always use the Cash on Delivery  option   gives them an incentive to deliver,

not that I've had any problems with stuff turning up.

Lazada had a great system. Delivery was usually within 2 days. Everything was working seamlessly. So why change the delivery system? Of course it's money related.

I still use Lazada, but not as much as when they used Kerry for delivery and always use pay-on-delivery.

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10 minutes ago, carlyai said:

Lazada had a great system. Delivery was usually within 2 days. Everything was working seamlessly. So why change the delivery system? Of course it's money related.

I still use Lazada, but not as much as when they used Kerry for delivery and always use pay-on-delivery.

My last 3 orders (within the last month) used 3 different carriers but Kerry was one of them.  The only time I have had delivery take longer than 3 days is when shipping from China.  I don't use COD because if not home when delivery attempt they can just leave with a neighbor - which has happened dozens of times with no issue.

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We've had no real problems with stuff actually being delivered, it's the contents of the box.

 

Kerry are 100% (we still get a fair number of deliveries using them). 

 

LEX are OK although they seem to use a motley collection of trucks, private cars and motorcycles, one small package was delivered by a man on a bicycle (I've no idea how far he had come but at least it was zero-carbon).

 

Both call before delivery, Madam is usually home.

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Back on-topic.

 

Our 5.8kW of installed panels generated:-

  • 530 units in July
  • 621 units in August
  • 572 units in September
  • 549 units in October

 

Average of 568 units per month @ 4.5Baht each = 2556 Baht a month that I'm not paying PEA 🙂

 

System cost 88k Baht so payback is about 34 months. I'll go with that 🙂 

 

Note - Costs do not include my/family labour or the car-port.

 

EDIT Car port itself cost 33k Baht.

 

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1 minute ago, Crossy said:

Back on-topic.

 

Our 5.8kW of installed panels generated:-

  • 530 units in July
  • 621 units in August
  • 572 units in September
  • 549 units in October

 

 

And your total cost of all materials used and failed in use has been?
 

Excluding your own labour naturally, but adding in any employed labour, as it’s your carport you should probably include roughly 10%+ of the cost of that to be fair since without it you would need a framework for the panels.

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On 11/2/2020 at 8:34 AM, sometimewoodworker said:

as it’s your carport you should probably include roughly 10%+ of the cost of that to be fair since without it you would need a framework for the panels.

I would tend to disagree, the carport was there anyway, it is in use as a carport so that money would have been spent if solar panels were added or not.   I too have put my panels on top of our carport, it still  needed additional frames on top to accomadate the panels

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On 11/2/2020 at 8:27 AM, Crossy said:

549 units in October

not much of a drop, i will post my figures on the 5th, (meter reading day), expecting considerable drop as we have had terrible weather for 3 weeks, its only the last few days where it hasnt been raining

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As expected, with a lot of rain and cloudy skys, a significant drop for this month (5th to 4th of the month)

Aug-Sep  243 kw/h

Sep-Oct  224 kw/h

Oct-Nov 142 Kw/h

On the plus side, it has still been our lowest bill, probably due to not having to use the A/C so much with only 487units drawn from the grid compared to

Sep-Oct bill at 526 units

Aug-Sept at 599 units

Jul-Aug at 812 units (3 panels producing)

Jun-Jul at 933 units (3 panels for last 10 days)

May-Jun at 1141units (pre solar)

Apr-May at 971 units

Obviously cannot compare like for like as April/May was very hot and the kids were off school.

An average of 203 units per month at 4.5bht = 913.5bht

30,000 bht outlay gives me a break even payback time just under 33months, which far exceeds my initial expectations

 

 

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