Well - I want a 10 kw system. The more I read about it - the more I like Lumos panels - here is an example of their covered patio - http://www.houzz.com/photos/1213075/Fra ... ew-orleans
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They do have 200 and 250 series - something wrong with their website - can't really get specs, but I assume that it would be 180 vs 240 Watts panels. This guys are literally in my back yard - I can hopefully get a good deal on the panels, but so far was only able to find 190 W for 361$ on the internet. Waiting for the quote from their office. Both series should work with M215 microinnverter - there is a consensus out there that this is the best option. Why would I go with the central invertor?
So I guess I need to decide between 200 and 250 series and start looking for a deals.
Mounting appears to be straight forward - company supplies rail for these panels - look pretty slick. They also sell tape to make connections between panels water sealed.
So as it is right now - I would probably have a contractor expand my patio and build the base for the panels. And no - I am not a DIY kind of guy - so installation of the panels would need to be outsourced also - will look around for the local installers - gonna make sure they wouldn't need food stamps