Staggering Fixed Solar Panels

Discussion in 'Solar Power' started by Minnesota, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Andy R.

    Andy R. WindyNation Engineer

    Billy, how many watts are these panels?
  2. 230 watts at 30 volts
  3. Minnesota

    Minnesota WindyNation Engineer

    Sharps are some of the best around and they will be around to honor the warranty. A lot of good panels are going for $1/w or less as the rebates are drying up. It's funny that all the government incentives caused prices to double and triple, and now that the incentives are going away, prices are coming down to where they were years ago. Pretty stupid.
  4. leamywind1

    leamywind1 WindyNation Engineer

    I guess you have to consider the main fact he will not be around to honor any warranty. If you look around you should beable to get a UL panel for about $300.00 or less at 230w from a compnay that will be around for a long time to back up their warranty. Just my two cents. Good luck on what ever you choose.
  5. TomT

    TomT WindyNation Engineer

    Not a bad deal if you do not have to pay shipping costs. I see they are 37.1 for open volts make sure your system can handle at least 40 volts. Mine were .88 a watt but after shipping came out to $1.20 a watt.
  6. Thanks Guys for the feedback.
  7. timber

    timber WindyNation Engineer

    Hi Billy,

    You probably already know this but polycrystalline cells typically are less efficient than Monocrystaline since they require slightly more light to start up and they produce less energy at higher temperatures. That's a great price though ... especially without the shipping ... looks like you found a great source.​
    The following is a handy link for price comparison.​

    I like the amorphous hybrid panels made by Kaneka since my location gets some partial shading throughout the day ... they are a bit pricy however.
  8. Thanks timber for the links and the comments. Have a nice day

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