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Old 03-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Great deals on solar power.

I'll post this again because I keep seeing people talk about how expensive solar panels are. I found a website called SolarBlvd.com that sells panels at a real low price and the shipping is great too. I bought 2-80watt panels and a Morningstar MPPT controller for $429.00. I live in Pa. and the shipping from California to Pa. was $45. I checked with a company out of Florida last year and it was almost $150.00 for shipping alone. Granted if you live in the western states shipping would be less than $45. I notice they change panels listed on there site alot. I think it's once they run out they don't list them till they get more in. They sell panels 1 at a time or lots of 10. I've seen 230 watt panels for $225 and lots of 10 for $2300. Check them out if you want good prices.....SolarBlvd.com...
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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, but then again...
I decided to look for information about the company
Solar Electric Power Discussion Forum by Northern Arizona Wind & Sun
The Wind Sun forum is one place I go for detailed and reliable information.
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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, but then again...
I decided to look for information about the company
Solar Electric Power Discussion Forum by Northern Arizona Wind & Sun
The Wind Sun forum is one place I go for detailed and reliable information.

I have no idea what you are trying to say...are you saying I'm lieing about what I paid for them? All I'm saying is the price of there panels is the best I've seen. I live on the east coast and they don't have alot of places to buy them around here and If I can buy them cheaper from California then you can and you live out west then thats a better price!
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Awesome site. So they have these 4x4" cell packs, 36 to a pack for $49. 2 packs of these in series gets you 160 watts. I envision mounting each cell on an individual motorized tilt mechanism and building a controller that keeps them all pointed directly at the sun throughout the day. Put each one in a little bubble on the roof to protect it from the elements. Would be cool to see them all tracking as the coach turns around in a parking lot.


Naaa.... I'll just buy a panel and glue it to the roof.
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Awesome site. So they have these 4x4" cell packs, 36 to a pack for $49. 2 packs of these in series gets you 160 watts. I envision mounting each cell on an individual motorized tilt mechanism and building a controller that keeps them all pointed directly at the sun throughout the day. Put each one in a little bubble on the roof to protect it from the elements. Would be cool to see them all tracking as the coach turns around in a parking lot.


Naaa.... I'll just buy a panel and glue it to the roof.
They sent me an email where I can get the 80 watt panels for $99. Like I said if you keep checking the site every week they have different panels at different prices.
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They do have good deals!
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Would I lie to you????
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Are these panels built in China? I have seen how some of the Chinese products are built. I wonder how these panels will hold up to RV long term use.

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Solar stuff is probably gonna get more expensive due to new tarriffs recently imposed.
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I have heard of a solar company called Solyndra ,they may have some good deals..

Sorry ,I couldn't resist.

I looked at SolarBlvd.com ,if ever in the market for some ,may look.

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You may look at sunelec.com too,

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I have and they aren't close to the deals on Solarblvd.com. For one the shipping from California to Pennsylvania was only $45 for 2 80watt panels. My whole system only cost $500 dollars and thats with a Morningstar MTTP controller.
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BTW the tariffs are a great thing. So far three American companies have gone bankrupt because they couldn't compete with the Chinese. It cost the Chinese about twice what they were retailing the units for in the USA but their government was underwriting the costs so that they could put American companies under.

The price will skyrocket beyond the import fees if these Chinese manufacturers are allowed to dump product on the North American market.
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Are these panels built in China? I have seen how some of the Chinese products are built. I wonder how these panels will hold up to RV long term use.

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No these are American made. They do have headquarters in Tiawan, USA,and Japan.
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