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Monday, June 23, 2008

Inexpensive (Cheap) Solar Panel Kits ala Harbor Freight

UPDATE 6-24-08
One of my very informed readers passed this site to me:

http://www.sunelec.com/

They have solar panels for as little as $2.98 per watt, as long as you buy in quantity.


FYI, Harbor Freight is selling their 45 watt solar panel kit for $179.99 again! Here is the link:

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/tabviewer/
startBrowseBook.do?bookid=210&preview=&type=RET&simple=


This expires : 07/07/2008

I've heard that you might even be able to use one of their 15% off coupons with it, though I haven't seen any coupons lately, if you have one, (lucky you!) USE IT! :)

I have one set and will soon have 2 of 3 more, this is a real bargain, they normally run about $250, $199 on sale, this price is well worth checking out.
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4 Comments

Anonymous Anonymous said...

These panels have a limited lifespan, usually MUCH less than the other types of panels. If you have the $ to buy 760 watts, they can be had for $2.98 per watt and are kick butt panels. http://www.sunelec.com/

If you want to learn LOTS about solar electric stuff go hang out on the forum at http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/

The bottom line is the the HF panels are ASI silicone that do not last very many years. I do have a 20% coupon for HF if you are interested email me at:

survival@roscoevideo.com

Take care,

Skip

June 23, 2008 11:36 PM

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Blogger Wretha said...

Hi Skip, thanks for the info, I included the link in the message. If I had a spare 2 grand, I would probably order a pallet of solar panels from that company...

Email me directly about the coupon.

Wretha
wretha @ gmail . com (just remove the spaces)

June 24, 2008 4:22 PM

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Blogger Wretha said...

Oops Skip, I didn't see your email address until after I posted my reply, I'll email you.

Wretha

June 24, 2008 4:23 PM

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Anonymous seth said...

If you check with Steve Spence @ greentrust.org, he had mentioned on one of the yahoo groups about having the HF panels for a number of years already and they are still working fine.

June 30, 2008 10:25 PM

4 comments:

  1. These panels have a limited lifespan, usually MUCH less than the other types of panels. If you have the $ to buy 760 watts, they can be had for $2.98 per watt and are kick butt panels. http://www.sunelec.com/

    If you want to learn LOTS about solar electric stuff go hang out on the forum at http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/

    The bottom line is the the HF panels are ASI silicone that do not last very many years. I do have a 20% coupon for HF if you are interested email me at:

    survival@roscoevideo.com

    Take care,

    Skip

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Skip, thanks for the info, I included the link in the message. If I had a spare 2 grand, I would probably order a pallet of solar panels from that company...

    Email me directly about the coupon.

    Wretha
    wretha @ gmail . com (just remove the spaces)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oops Skip, I didn't see your email address until after I posted my reply, I'll email you.

    Wretha

    ReplyDelete
  4. If you check with Steve Spence @ greentrust.org, he had mentioned on one of the yahoo groups about having the HF panels for a number of years already and they are still working fine.

    ReplyDelete

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