mark1313
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Im considering these solar panels for the house ..

Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:51 am

Im looking for any feedback on these panels ... positive or negative ..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3KW-3000-watts- ... 417821854f

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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: Im considering these solar panels for the house ..

Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:59 am

I usually refer to Photon Labs outdoor test results, but Stion doesn't show up there. Too new?

Stion is a start up from 2011 with recovery money, making thin film panels (prefer multi-crystaline myself) that at last report seems to be struggling to avoid bankruptcy. Doesn't bode well if there's a warranty issue later.

120 W panels? Twice the roof space of crystaline.

But, only $0.60/Watt.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

'17 Bolt LT



6.72 kW Array

QueenBee
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Re: Im considering these solar panels for the house ..

Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:24 am

mark1313 wrote:Im looking for any feedback on these panels ... positive or negative ..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3KW-3000-watts- ... 417821854f


Have you done the math on how the BOS is impacted by their small size? I suspect that the quarter per watt you are saving with them will be immediately eaten up by additional costs in racking and roof mounts, and certainly your time.

Send me a PM if you'd like some help getting pricing from a distributor. We can get CS6P-245P-Black Frame for 83 cents a watt/$203.68 which I think will provide much more value with a better warranty from Canadian Solar, etc.

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Re: Im considering these solar panels for the house ..

Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:45 pm

I buy my panels from renvu.com. Best prices and fast shipping. $200 for a 255W late model panel. I'd avoid eBay. Mostly junk or old stocks.

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