RE: [hreg] Sunballs - local reps wanted
- I'm cautious too but I did see some concentrating PV systems at the ASES
conference last year.
We should remember that concentrating solar systems rely on direct solar
radiation. Near the coast, we get a higher fraction of diffuse
radiation as compared to Austin or El Paso. That doesn't mean it won't
work here, but it's annual performance will be affected.
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1:39pm, Kevin L. Conlin wrote:
> I wouldn't run out and buy some quite yet. I haven't had a chance tohype, and
> thoroughly check out their web site, but it seems to have a lot of
> few facts. Their home page touts a 1200 sq meter home that produces2MW per
> month, but there are no photo's. I looked at some of the constructionyears.
> details of their system, and it definitely is not designed to last 25
> They also claim their system produces 5X flat panels, yet theirproduction
> numbers say a 330W system will produce 660kWh per year. Their numbersjust
> don't add up.over
> This would not be the first time a new solar product was oversold and
> -hyped, buyer beware, if it sounds too good to be true it probablyisn't.
>I agree with you that it's extremely important to be careful with a new
vendor hyping a new product that's baded on a new technology.
But the numbers you cite do actually add up. 330w times 5.5 hours usable
a day times 365 days a year equals 660kwh.
> I just ran across this in my personal archive of the list. I've
> website, and it looks like they are indeed offering systems for salenow.
> In fact, they are offering 3KW systems (3KW inverter plus either9x330w
> SunCubes or 20x150w SunCubes) for AU $10,680. That's about US$8000--plus
> shipping, of course.traditional
> Just out of curiosity, does anyone have a ballpark on what a
> (large panel) 3KW system runs?Yahoo! Groups Links
>> Compared to panels, sunballs are more efficient (33% vs 15%), work
>> better in Houston's heat, should be available in a few
>> months. Their website asks for solar dealers interested in
>> selling their product. http://www.greenandgoldenergy.com.au/
>> I want a couple. With federal tax credit they seem to have a
>> better payback than getting a new Sears fridge. (1.5 or 2 years).