Maggie from Polygreen Solar said you looking into some info about the Solar Co-op ?
I can only tell you about my dealings with them as a customer.
Basically these guys get a big order together and buy direct from China by the container load.
As I’m now 100% running on off-grid power for the last 3 months now and is running very well.
Have made a few friends very angry when I tell them I have free power now, seriously. I Guess it depends on what you’re going for whether to grid connect your solar system and depending on your usage the power company pay you for what you don’t use or like me completely separate.
I chose this because mine is in a 40ft bus, currently I have 10x200w panels on the roof, 5kw inverter and 12x250ah batteries of which are fully charged even in very overcast conditions by 10/11am every day.
I draw allot of power daily as I’m a night owl. Two fans, fridge, two TV’s computer, lights etc…
AMP’s are everything in off-grid, if you don’t have the storage batteries won’t last as long.
I got so many batteries because I’m only using about 30% of my power storage which keeping the batteries above 60% charge will give me a minimum of 10 years 12 at most before I replace and by that time they will be cheaper still.
Obviously all items are Chinese made, batteries are very good quality as is the inverter, I have now upgraded my solar
controller to a 80amp MPPT Outback model (not bought thru the co-op) as this type will charge my batteries more efficiently in the places I’ll be going around oz and are more reliable in high humidity, heat and cold. I must say the Chinese PWM controller has worked very well to date.
You would need to wait until they have enough orders to fill a container so maybe 2/3 months from order/payment time to delivery, defiantly worth the wait.
Darts Creek, QLD 4695