Posted by Paul on July 30, 2008, 4:28 am
Does anyone know of some inexpensive solar panels?
I know they are coming down in price.
Any info would help get me started. Thx
Posted by Norman Webb on July 30, 2008, 10:55 pm
Paul wrote in message ...
solar panels of approx 20 years old are coming up at auctions ex telcos. I
have got them for about a quarter to a third of new price. For a panel with
a nameplate rating of 2.75 amp, these are producing up to 2.5 amp.
Since I have never got rated amps out of a new panel I figure these are
still pretty good.
At the auctions, some guys have bought 30 or 40 panels for use in outback
Posted by Mike Manuka on July 31, 2008, 8:26 am
Yes they are a bargain and I picked up 104 80w panels in one lot, they do
need the mastic sealant redoing, and junction boxes need to be carefully
checked and/or repaired for possible corrosion. I made damn sure the 104 I
bid on did not come from a coastal or salt plagued region.
I won't upset you by telling you what I paid for them. You would be crying
all night. I will make a house out of the buy.