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How much do you charge for solar panels?



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Duncs

doing the panels is nice change jake and easy cash

add cup of tea even better

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Tuffers
jake i think your bang on with your £50 price

that looks great job too, nice and low , we have made these jobs easy now ;) becourse we have spent money

on best of gear to do these jobs

 

Exactly Duncs. I did an S/F/G and conny on a house this week. The lady said that her husband used to do it but he can't get to most of what needed cleaning. She was watching me work as we chatted and she asked how on earth was I going to reach the gutter over the conny. Watch this I said as I extended the pole up and over. It took nearly 4 hours to do the lot. Next doors came out and asked for a quote while I was there too. Tools for the job is what we have and the customer is paying for the use of these specialist tools to be used. Could the customer who wants their solar panels cleaned clean them themselves? How much would that customer have to fork out to buy some tools to do that job? How many times would the customer use these tools? It's cheaper to get someone in with the tools for the job! £50 is cheap compared to what they would pay to buy some tools to do it themselves.

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Duncs

yeh tuffers its the same when your cleaning them velux windows it just makes it more possible to do these jobs now

.. not a broken slate, roof tile in sight:eek:

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Smurf

Oh well you don't feel so bad now when you now know others like myself would have charged more.;)

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Jake

If I was the customer, I'd take a hose up a ladder get a soft broom and do it myself, that what people would of done years ago, however, everyone's lazy now and far too safety conscience, so more work for us, even though in my opinion it's ridiculous to pay someone £50 to clean panels that's are that easy to access!

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Tuffers
So how exactly are you going to clean them @Jake

 

With a pole thingy and water shooting all over the place :confused:

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Rascal

I don't do one off irregular jobs for less than £50. Don't feel bad for having a minimum fee even if it only takes 5 mins......

 

I make much better money on small piddly jobs than I do big jobs. Just need more of 'em!

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Jake
So how exactly are you going to clean them @Jake

 

 

The exact same way I always do! Exactly the same as windows, you!?

 

I've done a fair few and always found them exactly the same as windows, they always come up well.

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Guest Solar Steve

The course happened yesterday @Smurf

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Neil
I quoted a gutter/fascia cleaning job recently at £200. The guy whistled through his teeth and joked, 'It's normal form to hold a gun when robbing people'. I laughed and told him I was very busy and had customers waiting. Got in the van and drove away.

 

A few days later he rang and accepted my price. In the conversation he said that he had two other prices, both less than mine, but I sounded like I knew what I was talking about.

 

It is all about presentation.

Spot on SP

 

 

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Smurf

If I get "I will have to talk it over with my partner" I say "no problem". They normaly phone me back and say "we would like to go ahead when can you do it". That is probaly because I'm very good at selling myself who knows but if you don't ask you don't get :D

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peter rogers

u cant just go up with hose and broom an wash

 

wat if they fell

wat if they broke one

wat if they broke somethin else

 

solar panels are easy and fast to clean with the right equipment

 

with wrong equipment well not to easy

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jtc
I also take it that you are covered by insurance for solar panel cleaning not just basic public liability but for property being work on if things should ever got tits up?

i was wondering about this.surely 'normal P L INSURANCE' wouldnt cover solar panals?

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Green Pro Clean Ltd

Depends on your insurer, I am covered with Gleaming Insurance and they cover me for Solar Panel Cleaning. :)

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jtc
Depends on your insurer, I am covered with Gleaming Insurance and they cover me for Solar Panel Cleaning. :)

thanks GPC.iv had my P.L policy out this morning.just renewed it last week .it dosnt say im not insured.it tends to state what im no insured for.im going to email them and ask then any response i have in writing.i havnt done any and tbh before i read this forum i,d given it precious little thought.round where i live the council have started sticking it on bungalows which they own.they dont seem to have done it on any houses iv seen.i may if covered get in touch direct with the council about the bungalows.of course there is then private houses and the solar farms .my largest pole is 40ft but weighs a ton (brought it 2008 and it was prob old type then).for me to buy a 50 ft newer pole id need to validate it by having plenty of use for it.that,s why the bungalows seem a good idea.my 27ft pole would be easily good enough.i will post the response i get .it may help any other lads who are unsure of their standing with their current PL regarding solar panels.thanks again for your reply

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jtc

i emailed my insurer last night.had a response today.im not covered.can have solar panels added for a extra £90.00

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jtc

mine,s £59 .just renewed for end of feb deadline.clegg gifford.unless i get some panels to do i dont think i,ll bother

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Taxlossloz

Most solar panels just get washed by the rain and don't get dirty

I know this as I am currently offering a course called 'checking if solar panels need cleaning' ... And they tend not to ( on my round anyway )

perhaps I'm wrong

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Tuffers

I contacted the local council regarding cleaning solar panels on old folks bungalows. I was told they don't need cleaning as they are self cleaning.

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