I’ve always tried to get into renewables but living in rented accommodation always held me back. Finally, after purchasing my own house I have got solar installed!
1.4Kw of Canadian Solar panels with a Samil Power inverter. I managed to get all of this quite cheap off ebay and then paid an MCS installer to get everything hooked up! Worked out quite a bit cheaper than buying a full system. Having MCS was important for safety and for getting the FIT.
More details will follow on this. I have setup a Raspberry PI with a Perl script to upload to PVOutput and also to a local SQL database for some internal graphing.