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Old 03-08-2017, 10:00 PM
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A few friends of mine and I have been looking at some of the new solar panels that are constantly being advertised on Craig's list. With prices bouncing from 70cents a watt up through about a dollar! The only problem is I worry about the quality. Brand names come and go and I no longer recognize these names. I know if I go to a more standard Solar supplier And I still see the older brand names but at a bit higher price.
The cheap panels are UL listed and seem to have about the same warranties. Am I missing some bit of information telling me that they are not good panels?
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:25 AM
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Send me some links and I'll check 'um out..
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probably not missing information, but the manufacturing methods change a lot, i know there are all kinds of different makes (polycrystaline, monocrystaline, etc). the older desings are less efficent compared to the newer ones but they both do the same job of making electricity. my old array was made out of the older design (harbor freigh 45 watt kits are not made of the best materials, they are an older type pannel), my old array was 10 foot by 8 foot and made just over 200 watts of power, but i replaced it with a newer design of renolgy pannels, that generate twice the power with 1/3 the surface area. the old 15 watt kits in the store are now 18 watt kits (not a huge difference at face value, but a slight improvement). that would be my guess on the pricing, a cheaper ones are an older design
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https://cleveland.craigslist.org/for/6052013764.html
is one of them and
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/for/6049084790.html
And
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/for/6032874709.html

I've seen each of these reposted over time. Prices look to good to be serous,,, Though it is all the misc parts that add up quickly also for mounting and wiring.
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These guys used to sell panels by the pallet. Lots of neat things here..

https://bensdiscountsupply.com/
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