9355RE: [hreg] Do it yourself Solar Panels
- Nov 4, 2009
I think your response to Kevin is over-the-top. He is a very helpful and well-informed contributor here who is trying to save someone an expensive mistake. If you disagree with his advice, you can be nice about it and then provide specific facts to support your disagreement, rather than just flaming without any specifics. The seemingly minor difference you mentioned is actually critically important and difficult to get right.
Next time, you might want to read the rules on your own forum (assuming you own OffGridHomesteading.com) and apply them to your behavior here:
#3 - Do NOT crap on other peoples ideas - While it may not make sense to you, it does to others. If you do not have anything positive to contribute keep quiet. Think about where we would be if people told Franklin, Tesla and Edison their ideas were stupid.
#4 - WE WILL NOT TOLERATE FLAMING OR ANY TYPE OF HATRED TOWARDS ANYONE HERE AND YOU WILL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY - No questions, no notice.
Kevin to work for a solar company and to tell people not to learn how to do something that may well be a beneficial skill in the coming future is asinine, and it is possible to make them cheaper and have them put out just as much power as the commercial panels, there is nothing that commercial manufactures do different from Joe in his garage except the film that they are vacuum sealed in. Those that say that someone cant do, need to get out of the way of those doing.
Living off the GRID in Texas
--- On Wed, 11/4/09, Kevin Conlin <kevin@...> wrote:
From: Kevin Conlin <kevin@...>
Subject: RE: [hreg] Do it yourself Solar Panels
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 3:17 PM
Sorry, building your own solar panels does not make any sense at all. No one can do it better or cheaper than the manufacturers, and anyone who underestimates what it takes to make a solar module survive 30 years of continuous exposure to the elements is going to make an expensive mistake.
I guarantee it will cost anyone 3X to make their own panel, and you'll still have a vastly inferior product to what is commercially available.
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Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 3:01 PM
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Subject: [hreg] Do it yourself Solar Panelswell
Here are two sites that give a plethora of information on building your own solar panels. I'm told it's not enough power for the whole home, but it sounds like fun!
Instructables. com (type PV or solar panels in search field)
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